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The erroneously-termed "Extraordinary" New Latin Mess of 1962 isn't even the Traditional Latin Mass and is not even validly celebrated by Newchurch presbyters, since the New Ordinal of 1968 no longer even ordained as Catholic priests. Yet for the second time in a week Francis-Bergoglio has dealt this Mess, with all its purported indults and motu proprios, an impending death blow as he appointed on May 27, 2021, an opponent of the 1962 Mess as the new Prefect of the Congregation for '[New Order] Divine Worship, Arthur Roche.
Roche wasn't even a Newarchbishop, so Bergoglio had to perform a quick metamorphosis on him. Roche replaces Newcardinal Robert Sarah, whom Bergoglio forced out on February 20, 2021, for being too traditional. Bergoglio's announcement that he will gut the 2007 Newchurch motu proprio "Summorum pontificum" to limit severely the use of the Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962.has been interpreted as ramping up a "new era of anti-traditionalism" and "active opposition" to even the Vatican II 1962 Mess and making Newchurch even more an overtly heretic Modernistic Protestant sect than it already is. Recently Bergoglio virtually banished the 1962 Mess from St. Peter's Basilica. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the LS News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's latest action also purges several "traditionalist" opponents of the fake (invalid) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" of 1969 from the Congregation for [New Order] Divine Worship. Roche himself, the new Prefect, has a history of hatred and suppression of even the "Extraordinary" 1962 Mess, which is certainly not the Traditional Latin Mass, calling it "good fruit from the tree" of the Newchurch. He wrote in 2020 that the Newchurch of the New Order is now essentially a Marxist organization, "constantly open to reform and conversion."
As we TRADITIO Fathers have consistently warned since 1984, when Newchurch issued the first "indult" to use the Half New Order Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962 under limited conditions, all of this talk about "indults" and "motu proprios" is mere Newchurch political theater. Newchurch has never had any intention of making the real Traditional Latin Mass available. Even if it did, there would be no valid priests in Newchurch to celebrate it because Newchurch no longer "ordains priests" in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but merely "installs presbyters" under the Protestant New Ordinal of 1968. These presbyters -- essentially Protestant ministers -- have no power to celebrate the True Mass or confect the Most Blessed Sacrament, merely to hand out Protestant cookies and Kool-Aid.
On occasion, when it seems politically useful, some limited "indult" or "motu proprio" will be issued to pull the wool for a year or two over the eyes of the clueless Newchurch Neocons. These documents never have any teeth. The Unsaint Newpope JPII-Wojtyla pulled this shenanigan twice: once in 1984 ("Quattuor abhinc annos") and once in 1988 ("Ecclesia Dei"). Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger pulled this shenanigan twice again: in 2007 "Summorum pontificum" and in 2011 ("Universae ecclesiae"), which was purportedly to give limited permission to use the New Latin Mess, for which Ratzinger assigned the completely untraditional and novel term "extraordinary," a term never used for any true Mass of the Roman Catholic Church and certainly not for the Traditional Latin Mass.
In the latest installment of these shenanigans, on May 24, 2021, Francis-Bergoglio addressed a annual meeting of the Italian Bishops' Conference and revealed that the third draft of a document to gut the New Latin Mess of 1962 had been prepared. It appears that, in future, in order to use the New Latin Mess, the permission of the local Newbishop, and probably of Newvatican as well, would be required. This limitation is already in effect de facto, as any Newchurch presbyter who has tried to simulate the "Extraordinary" Mess without his Newbishop's permission has been squelched by Bergoglio's Nevatican officials.
Bergoglio, like the Protestant heretics, hates the Traditional Latin Mass. In particular, he does not want the younger generation to attend it, so as not to be transferred to another generation. This restriction is similar to that which has been placed by Bergoglio's fellow Marxists in Communist China, who prohibit anyone under 18 from attending a Christian service. Bergoglio has previously ordered his officials to screen out of his Newseminaries any "traditionalist"-leaning -- what he calls "rigid" -- presbyter candidates. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Italian Bishops' Conference.
Traditional Catholics, the Newchurch Neocons, who cling desperately to mendacious indults and motu proprios from the Newpopes, as well as sellout pseudo-traditional sects like the Neo-Society of St. Pius X (since 1991), have wasted the last 37 years playing the sycophants to leaders of the false Newchurch of the New Order, founded at the Vatican II Anti-council on November 21, 1964, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church and has made its sacraments null and void (except, in some instances, baptism and matrimony). Many of these Newchurch Neocons have already turned around and walked away, tired of being the victims of Newchurch's Marxist/Modernist political games. True Catholics have stayed with the True Mass, wherever courageous traditional Catholic priests outside the fake Newchurch have offered it: the Traditional Latin Mass before it was gutted starting in 1951 and thenceforward transmogrified into a fake (invalid) New Mess in 1969.
Francis-Bergoglio sank to new depths when he stole a street artist's original art work for his 2020 Newvatican Easter Stamp, also using it for his Newchurch counter-culture campaign. The work features the artist's hallmark heart emblazoned across an image of Christ's chest. Bergoglio had any number of great art works available from his monumental collection -- Rafael, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, etc. -- but, no, he had to steal hers. Bergoglio overrode centuries of tradition in not using a Catholic masterwork for the postage stamp.
Alessia Babrow, the street artist, tried to resolve the matter of his theft with him, but she didn't even get the courtesy of a reply. So, on March 14, 2021, she called him a thief and hauled him to answer before an Italian court to the tune of 160,000 USD, charging that Bergoglio had not only stole her original art work without her consent but then proceeded to rake in a profit from it by merchandizing it.
The hypocritical Bergoglio viciously pursues his own copyrights against anyone who tries to reproduce the Sistine Chapel or Michelangelo's Pieta, but with impunity he steals from the poor, one of the Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution, together with murder, sodomy, and depriving laborers of their just wages. Bergoglio has gone mute, refusing to answer the artist's charges. What can he say? He has been caught redhanded. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.
Traditional Catholics, Italian legal experts hold that Francis-Bergoglio can't use "diplomatic immunity" to escape the consequences of his theft, as the commercial profit that he raked in occurred in Italy. It appears that Bergoglio's policy of hauling into court those who would use artworks in the possession of his Newvatican or even his own words without his permission will justly boomerang on him. He forgot his Catholic moral theology (if he ever studied it at the Marxist Newjesuit seminary that he attended) that when one does evil, it is that barbed tail of the Devil that will get you in the rear when you least expect it.
Reports have increased here that Francis-Bergoglio is showing more and more signs of the first stages of the incurable degenerative form of dementia termed Alzheimer's Disease after the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, who identified the first case in modern times, though the ancient Greek and Roman physicians were already aware of the condition. Such signs include mood swings, fits of blinding anger. and falls, all of which have been exhibited by Bergoglio in recent years. This form of dementia usually results in death in three to ten years, during which the patient suffers increasingly reduced capacity to perform daily tasks.
These reports gained new life during Pentecost week 2021, from the respected Vaticanologist Sandro Magistro, who writes for Italy's most prominent news magazine, L'Espresso. Newvatican is notoriously secretive about the truth of Newpopes' health and even has a history of lying about it, as in the suppression of the medical events and chronology surrounding the death of JPII-Woytla in 2005.
Traditional Catholics, it is notable that annually since 2016, before the China Virus struck in 2020, Francis-Bergoglio began to visit Alzheimer's patients in Rome. So far the reports about Bergoglio's medical condition cannot be definitively confirmed, but it is known that Bergoglio has several co-morbidities, including partial resection of one lung and morbid obesity, which has caused him to fall on several occasions when simulating the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo Mess.
On St. Valentine's Day 1969, the First Newpope Paul VI-Montini, who signed each and every one of the sixteen heretic documents of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), ironically abolished from the Newchurch Calendar the feast of St. Valentine, also striking off or degrading Saints who had been venerated since Apostolic times, including St. Christopher, St. Nicholas, St. Blase, St. George, St. Barbara, St. Catherine, St. Philomena, and 200 other traditional Saints.
All this -- and more -- he did to prepare for the inauguration of the fake (invalid) New Mess of 1969. He butchered the Roman Catholic Calendar in many other ways as well to make it Protestant. Another of these multitudinous changes was the abolition of the only remaining three Octaves, the traditional week of observance by the Church after high feasts, of Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost. Already in 1956 Pius XII, the pope who started the transition to the New Order, had hacked away all the other fifteen Octaves.
It is reported that Montini was so addle-brained that he forgot what he had done that when, in 1971, he went into his private chapel to simulate the Novus Ordo Mess on Pentecost Monday, he was surprised to see green vestments laid out instead of the reds, traditionally prescribed for each of the eight days after Pentecost. He had to be reminded that it was he himself had abolished the Octave of Pentecost, as well as many other feasts and Octaves. Reportedly, Montini, always a blubberer, wept, like Peter, who had denied Christ. But these were alligator tears. Montini did nothing to remedy his apostasy in imposing upon his Newchurch a fake religion in place of the traditional Catholic religion.
Like Peter, Paul VI-Montini came to regret -- but Montini did not repent of -- his apostasy to the New Order. In 1972 he called it "fumus Satanae, " the smoke of Satan. But by then it was too late for Newchurch, which was ever more speedily racing to the train-wreck that it is today, filled with corruption, with no-longer-Catholic churches and schools closing right and left, with Newseminarians reduced to a drip, and with the latest Newpope spouting Marxism rather than Catholicism. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, you can be assured that fully-traditional Catholic priests will be wearing red, not green, when saying the True Mass (before the Protestantizing changes of 1951 and thereafter) on Pentecost Monday. Even some traditional Catholics erroneously fancy that the Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962 (aka erroneously as "Extraordinary") is just as good as the Traditional Latin Mass. It isn't. It is filled with the errors of the "liturgical revolution" that led directly to the fake (invalid) New Order Mess.
On May 12, 2021, Francis-Bergoglio slashed the expenses of Newvatican in view of an impending bankruptcy. Salaries of lay employees were gutted and consequently produced threats of a strike that could shut down Newvatican, which is showing a budget deficit of 60,000,000 USD in 2021. Francis-Bergoglio's corrupt Newvatican is fighting for its financial life.
20,000,000 USD is hoped to be raised in June 2021 by Bergoglio's Peter's Pence fund, but that fund is currently under investigation as a fraud by the European financial commission and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bergoglio has been immorally converting funds donated by Newchurchers to charity into his Newvatican operating funds. Donations to his fund are significantly down as a consequence. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by The Pillar.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's Newcardinals are given 70,000 USD per annum, in addition to sumptuous apartments in Newrome and cars. Some lay managers make close to 400,000 USD per annum, plus housing and car. As usual, it is the little people who are being slashed, not Bergoglio's cronies. After seven years of Bergoglio's criminal mismangment, involving a good deal of embezzlement and conversion of charitable donations to his operating funds, Newvatican is going broke. If Bergoglio couldn't hide with immunity behind the Vatican Walls, he would unquestionably be in prison now.
In the first term since the China Virus, enrollment at Newchurch schools in the United States, as around the world, continued their steep decline, now 6.4 per cent for the new term. In addition, 209 Newchurch schools closed in 2020. This is the largest recorded decline in a single year since data tracking in the 1970s. Some Newdioceses, such as New York City and Los Angeles, have seen drops in the double digits.
Enrollment rates have been dropping long before the China Virus. Newchurchers have been leaving the Newchurch of the New Order, now headed by the Marxist/Marxist Francis-Bergoglio, and moving their children into charter schools and home-schooling networks based upon a classical education, which Newchurch has abandoned. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Wall Street Journal.]
Traditional Catholics, it seems that parents are now realizing that Newchurch schools are no longer Catholic and are providing an inferior education because traditional priests, nuns, and brothers are long gone and replaced by often unqualified laypeople. Thus, parents are refusing to fork over 10,000 USD for tuition each year for classes amounting to little more than Leftist propaganda, when they can get that for free in the state-run schools
Newvatican lay employees are hopping mad at Francis-Bergoglio. On May 20, 2021, they wrote a letter to him demanding a meeting, stating that they are the victims of widespread workplace injustices and deprivation of their employment rights. If he doesn't correct the situation, they will go on strike against him, shutting down all the lucrative tourist sites, like the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums, which fund a significant portion of his Newvatican. His employees claim that meritorious work is not justly rewarded and that he offers no support to their work.
Bergoglio's employees describe themselves as "bitter" and claim that Bergoglio plays favorites, increasing his favored managers' salaries to over 360,000 USD per annum plus housing and car, while cutting the salaries of hard-working rank-and-file employees. They say that they bear "profound discouragement" in working for him. They don't even get overtime pay. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, the letter from his employees charges that Francis-Bergoglio has created a working environment in which mismanagement, fear, corruption, depression, and low morale are running rampant. In effect, his employees are accusing Bergoglio of one of the Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution: depriving workers of their just wage, which brings down on the perpetrator the wrath of God, just as does murder, sodomy, and oppression of widows and orphans.
Pius XII (r. 1939-1958) may well have been implicated in the initial phase of the destruction of the Traditional Catholic Liturgy by the appointment of the Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini to head a "Reform" Commission and by approving destructive changes to the Mass and Divine Office beginning in 1947, but apparently, so far, Pius XII has not been implicated in any crimes in connection with his actions during World War II. Historians have been culling though a tranche of his documents released by the Vatican Archives in March 2020.
On May 5, 2021, a panel of historians speaking at the Newjesuit Fordham University in New York City said that as yet they had found nothing and did not expect to find anything criminal about Pius XII's role during World War II. The historians did admit, however, that they found evidence that Pius XII had started what has come to be called the Novus Ordo "Liturgical Revolution," that is, the destruction of the traditional Catholic Mass and Divine Office and their eventual replacement by the fake (invalid) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order service of 1969, which to this day remains Newchurch's "Ordinary Rite." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Reporter.]
For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Latin Mass, Divine Office & Sacraments department, in the section "The Descent into the Black Hole of the Liturgical "New Order."
Traditional Catholics, many traditional Catholics to this day have not come to understand what the historians have, that Pius XII was not as "traditional" as they think. The historical facts show that Pius XII actual kicked off the first phase of the destruction of the traditional Catholic Mass, Sacraments, and Divine Office. The late traditional Catholic historian, Fr. Anthony Cekada, began to move to this finding in his 2010 Work of Human Hands: A Theological Critique of the Mass of Paul VI. We TRADITIO Fathers had earlier called attention to this often deliberately-ignored fact that many traditional Catholics refuse to admit because they want to find in Pius XII an idealized model of traditional Catholicism, as if his death in 1958 marked some kind of watershed. A growing amount of evidence does not bear that interpretation. In many ways, Pius XII was less traditional in doctrine and worship than was his successor, Pope John XXIII.
Those who wonder why the Newchurch of the New Order is so infested with paedophile criminals among its Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters as its Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, first exposed to public view in 2002, continues unabated, now have further evidence that the moral perversion comes from the top.
Fourteen Newbishops in the United States, already five per cent of the total number of Newbishops, and gaining, have outed themselves as outright supporters of sodomy, calling it "healthy and normal." As of May 18, 2021, heretical Newbishops who have publicly joined a group supporting "gay" sodomy -- undoubtedly there are more who have not yet come out publicly -- include the following:
In addition, 150 Newchurch religious orders, schools, parishes, and other such organizations have joined the blasphemous U.S. Newbishops, as well as the 70 German Newbishops, who on May 10, 2021, publicly simulated "gay marriages" at Newchurches all over Germany.
These Newchurch bishops -- none of whom was consecrated in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, which was done away with in Newchurch in 1968 in favor of an heretical and invalid (fake) Protestant non-sacramental "installation" service -- blasphemously joined a group preaching that God created homosexuality and that sodomitic practices are healthy and normal. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, the immemorial teaching of Natural Law, Sacred Scripture, and thus of the Catholic Church, calls sodomy one of the Four Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution. The statement of the blasphemous Newbishops is reminiscent of Francis-Bergoglio's own blasphemy that God created false religions, such as Mohammedanism. Clearly the God of Bergoglio and his henchmen is not the God worshipped by Traditional Catholics, and their Newchurch of the New Order is not the Catholic Church. Newchurch should be completely shunned as morally sinful by all true Catholics.
Francis-Bergoglio was caught red-handed changing doctrine for his Newchurch when his web staff apparently made a mistake in leaving more than two contradictory versions on Newvatican's web site of its Newcatechism. The error pointed up the fact that Bergoglio has been changing significant doctrine wholesale away from the authoritative Roman Catechism of the dogmatic Council of Trent. Even if one were to accept the Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio as a legitimate pope, no pope has the authority, as the decrees of the dogmatic Vatican I Council clearly prescribe, to change doctrine.
The Catholic doctrines that the apostate Bergoglio has been changing relate, inter alia, to contradicting the teaching of Sacred Scripture on capital punishment (which Leftist/Modernists detest) and going "soft" on homosexual sodomy. These changes have led to rampant crime within his Newchurch of the New Order, particularly in sex crimes against children by his Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's regime tried to explain his deliberate doctrinal changes as a cyber-attack, but in reality there is no evidence of that. Bergoglio was simply exposed as an apostate with his cassock down, attempting to change more Catholic doctrine to the Leftist/Modernist heresies that he has been trying to put over on his Newchurch. Thus, this most recent fraud is added to the many already reported in these Commentaries that prove now beyond a shadow of a doubt that Newchurch is most certainly not the Catholic Church and must be shunned at all costs by Traditional Catholics, just as the Fathers and Doctors of the Catholic Church have taught.
On May 14, 2021, the Newjesuit presbyter who "presided" over a January 20, 2021, inauguration Mess for U.S. President J.R. Biden has been forced out of his presidency at Newchuch's Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Presbyter Kevin O'Brien has been charged with sexual improprieties with students, viz., plying students with alcohol and then engaging in drunken sex talk with them.
Santa Clara University is run under the auspices of his fellow Newjesuit, the Third Paedophile Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio. The current Leftist/Bigamist governor of California, Gavin Newsom, currently facing a recall election, was nurtured at the same Newchurch university. The pro-abortion, self-proclaimed "devout Catholic" U.S. President met the presbyter at another Newchurch University, Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., in 2006. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Traditional Catholics, because Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch university has refused to come clean about everything that O'Brien did, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Pr[esbyters] (SNAP), an advocate group for victims of Newchurch clergy, has called for a complete investigation of O' Brien, not only at Santa Clara University but also at Georgetown University and at his other billets.
Sometimes it takes years for the truth to surface, but now we have convincing evidence that a secular Leftist organization and money was used to corrupt the Catholic Church throughout t the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) and turn it into a fake Newchurch of the New Order to serve the Leftist secular agenda. Given what has happened in the last sixty years, this information should be no surprise to Traditional Catholics, who long ago abandoned the Newchurch as not being the Catholic Church, but a fabrication, founded in 1964 by that Anti-council.
It was reported on May 14, 2021, that a Time magazine journalist, Robert Kaiser, a Leftist himself, who gave a speech in 2010 advocating the abolition of the papacy, admitted that this secular magazine, under its Leftist publishers Henry Luce and Clare Booth, had hired a virtual saboteur with an annual budget of 120,000 USD to peddle Leftist influence with hundreds of "journalists and monsignors, priests, and bishops, and diplomats." They were pushing for a "revolution that would change the Church profoundly" -- what in fact turned out to be the fabrication of the Newchurch of the New Order, an anti-Catholic sect, to replace the Roman Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church.
Other major players in this sabotage were the Newjesuits, the radicalized Jesuit order, which had aligned itself with the violent "Liberation Theology" movement in Latin America that engaged in political assassinations. It is from this group that the current Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, himself a Newjesuit, educated by Marxists in Argentina and who calls himself a Marxist, comes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, Newarchbishop Carlo Vigano, formerly Newvatican's nuncio (ambassador) to the United States, who has since 2018 sent out regular epistles to the international press to describe the corruption of the Newchurch that he once served, particularly under the Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio, has confirmed that the Anti-council was manipulated by Leftist forces. Vigano yet remains in hiding from Bergoglio's agents. The Anti-council, he wrote, was “made the object of a grave manipulation by a fifth column which penetrated into the very heart of the Church that perverted its purposes, as confirmed by the disastrous results that are before everyone’s eyes ... a very deceptive project to infiltrate in some way into the Church ... linked with Freemasonry."
Is nothing sacred in Newchurch? Apparently not. A Newchurch presbyter who lived for thirty years with a Novus Ordo "nun" in violation of his vows, was given full New Order burial, even though his Newbishop, Charles Morerod, of Lusanne, Switzerland, knew that his life was a lie. The presbyter had "married" a Novus Ordo "nun" in a civil ceremony in April 2021, by which he automatically excommunicated himself.
Sacrilegiously, at the fake (invalid) Requiem Mess, a Novus Ordo chalice and paten were placed on his coffin, and his Newbishop gave a eulogy, in which the trollop "nun" was openly praised. The presbyter was the head of one of the biggest "pastoral units" in Switzerland. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, this situation is reminiscent of the Arch-heretic Martin Luther, who after he was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, "married" a former "nun." When one violates vows, his whole life becomes hypocrisy. But even worse is the complicity of Newbishop Morerod. It is such behavior that is rightly killing the Newchurch of the New Order, which is sinking faster and faster into its demise, according to several recent statistics.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Is it permitted to receive Holy Communion without physically attending Mass in the nave of the church? The situation to which I am referring is one in which I will be in the basement of our traditional Catholic Church following the Mass on a big-screen television because I could not get a reserved seat inside the nave on account of China Virus restrictions. I would go upstairs to the nave to receive Holy Communion.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
Yes, it is permitted. Long before the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), this arrangement has been a traditional way of accommodating overflow worshippers for any reason, as for large crowds on Christmas and Easter. You are in physical proximity to the nave of the church and considered to be morally present according to traditional Catholic Sacramental Theology.
This situation is entirely different from watching a "Mass" at home on a television or computer. There is no moral presence whatsoever in that situation, and such a situation is completely devoid of any Sacramental grace for the watcher.
Just as the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops seemed to be getting a modicum of courage to deny the New Order cookie and Kool-Aid to American politicians who publicly profess grave immorality by advocating abortion and government funding thereof -- such politicians include J.R. Biden, President, and Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives -- Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio intervened to bail out his fellow Leftists. Biden claims to be a "devout Catholic," yet supports these grave immoralities contrary to Catholic doctrine, as well as sodomy and "gay marriage."
Bergoglio, through a May 7, 2021, letter from his Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New]faith, warned the U.S. Newbishops that such a move would be "divisive" and would be "weaponizing" the cookies and Kool-Aid. The move startled many Newchurchers, who thought that abortion was against Catholic teaching. However, as we TRADITIO Fathers have indicated in previous Commentaries, Bergoglio has been gradually moving his Newchurch toward a pro-abortion stance.
The Congregation's Prefect, when he read the letter to a press conference, took the opportunity to disparage Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, whose position as Congregation Prefect in 2004, was completely opposite to Bergoglio's, stating if an errant Newchurcher "perseveres in grave sin and still presents himself" to receive the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid, the presbyter should refuse to hand it over. So now Newchurch has afforded the world the spectacle of two of its Newpopes disagreeing on a fundamental matter of moral theology. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Many Newdioceses in the United States have already denied Biden the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid. One Newdiocese expressed the rationale for the denial in these terms: "[Newchurch] public officials who consistently support abortion on demand are cooperating with evil in a public manner. By supporting pro-abortion legislation, they participate in manifest grave sin, a condition which excludes them from admission" to the Novus Ordo cookies and Kool-aid.
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's own Newcanon Law prescribes that Newchurchers who “obstinately persevere in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted" to the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid. Now the drama is set. What will the U.S. Newbishops do? Will they take the moral position, or will they follow their apostate Newpope in continuing to deny the Faith and falling to the Dark Side?
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
In 2021 the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord falls on Thursday, May 13, which is also the feastday of Our Lady of Fatima. Is Fatima, thus, suppressed in 2021?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
It may surprise some to learn that there is no feast for Fatima in the fully-traditional Universal Calendar of the Catholic Church. Thus, there is nothing to suppress. In the Universal Calendar, which is found in the front of the Missale Romanum and Breviarium Romanum, May 13 is listed as the Double Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church, one of the greatest Saints at the pivotal time of the Church's greatest Council, the dogmatic Council of Trent. The Saint did much then to preserve and protect the true Faith, particularly against heretic popes. St. Robert Bellarmine's feast is, however, suppressed (not even commemorated) in 2021 because the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ, falling in 2021 on May 13, is a Double Feast of the First Class.
In September 2018 the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio entered into a concordat with Red China's dictator, Xi Jinping, renewed in September 2020. The terms of that concordat were secret, but some of its terms have leaked out. Essentially, Bergoglio has turned over to the Communist regime the appointment of Chinese Newchurch bishops and, as a result, all Newchurchers in Red China must adhere to the Communist Party line.
On May 1, 2021, the world learned that there was much more to the concordat. On that date Communist China issued its "Administrative Procedures for Religious Personnel." Henceforth, anyone holding a "formal role" in Newchurch, such as presbyters, Newbishops, Newdeacons and Newcatechists must, under penalty of prison [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service]:
Traditional Catholics, after Francis-Bergoglio's sellout to the Communists, house arrests and fines, together with destruction of Newchurches and raids of homes seeking religious contraband, have continued unabated, even for those Newchurchers who have complied with the Bergogli-Jinping regulations. It appears that those Newchurchers in Red China signing on to the regulations may now come under the terms of the excommunication of those who profess Communist doctrine as apostates from the Christian Faith.
So important is the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord that the Church designates it as a Holyday of Obligation, a religious feastday so important that the Church has traditionally attached the pain of Mortal Sin to the willful failure to assist in worshipping our God at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on that day, just as on Sunday, in order that we can take the time to refresh and renew our desire to know, love, and serve God in this world to gain the happiness of Heaven. As if any Catholic, who loves His Savior and His Holy Mass, needed any such encouragement.
This is the actual day of the Ascension, a Thursday exactly forty days after Easter Sunday, that is, the Thursday after the Fifth Sunday after Easter (Rogation Sunday). Ascension Thursday is, thus, not a day set by man, but by God Himself. It is set in Sacred Scripture, exactly forty days after Easter (Acts of the Apostles 1:3), on a Thursday, just as the flood that inundated the earth lasted forty days and Christ's fast lasted forty days.
On this day the Paschal candle, which has been lighted at Divine Office and Holy Mass for the last forty days is extinguished after the Ascension Gospel, commemorating the departure of Our Lord into Heaven to sit at the right of God, His Father Almighty.
In all the China-Virus mania in 2020, the 250th anniversary of the Catholic composer Ludwig von Beethoven on December 16, 2020, passed almost unnoticed.
Although others may consider as Ludwig van Betthoven's (1770-1827) greatest work his Eroica Symphony, which introduced the Romantic Period, or his Fifth Symphony with its unforgettable four-note theme, or his Ninth "Choral" Symphony with its memorable "Ode an die Freude," Beethoven himself regarded as his greatest work his Missa Solemnis in D, a Catholic Solemn Mass. In the opinion of many, it is second only to the Catholic High Mass in B-minor of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), who was employed by the Lutheran Church, but who some scholars believe was a closet Catholic and whose greatest work was the Catholic High Mass.
Beethoven started out life correctly. He was baptized a Catholic on December 17, 1770, a day after his birth. Like all too many, however, he fell away from the practice of his Catholic Faith. He never forgot his Catholic Faith, however. At age 38 he wrote his first Mass, the Mass in C Major. But at the mature age of 54, just two years before his death, he wrote the work that he himself considered his greatest: his Missa Solemnis in D-major.
Although Beethoven committed numerous mortal sins during his life for failing to worship his God in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, he did compose glorious music for the Catholic Church and was devoted to the text of Holy Mass. He stated about the purpose of his Missa Solemnis: “My chief aim was to awaken and permanently instill religious feelings not only into the singers but also into the listeners.”
Curiously, Beethoven admired most highly as the model of true Church music the Renaissance composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594), regarded as the most Catholic of all composers. When the Council of Trent (1545-1563) was about to ban polyphonic compositions at Mass in favor of only the Church's own Gregorian Chant, Palestrina composed the Missa Papae Marcelli, whose polyphony was of such beauty that the Sacred Council withdrew consideration of the ban.
Even though during his life, Beethoven had significantly fallen away from the practice of his Catholic Faith that inspired his music, he did in the end return to it when he was dying in Vienna in the year 1824 at age 56. He called for a priest and received the (traditional) Sacrament of Extreme Unction. Thus, the great composer who glorified God with his composer's pen, may have been forgiven his sins and may even now be enjoying the Beatific Vision of the glory of God, for Whom he composed with such beauty and fervor.
As schism against Newchurch spreads from Germany to Austria, on April 26, 2021, a group of youth, in opposition to the German Newbishops' approval of "gay marriage," draped a banner on Vienna's oldest church, St. Rupert's, stating: "God cannot bless sin. Roma locuta, causa finita" after the schismatic Germans had hung a "gay" rainbow flag from the church.
The problem is that [New]rome has not spoken, and the case is not closed. It never is with Newrome. That is why, for example, under Francis-Bergoglio there is still talk of priestesses, when Newchurch's own Newpope "Unsaint," JPII-Wojtla, supposedly closed discussion (again) for all time. Causa non est finita. Since the founding of Newchurch at the Vatican II Anti-council (1964), Newchurch has no set doctrine. Like the Protestant sects, everything in the Newchurch of the New Order is subject to change: the Mess, the "sacraments," the doctrine, and the morality. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, the irony is that Francis-Bergoglio was already on the way to changing doctrine on "gay marriage" in his Newchurch, but the German schism has now put that change on pause because doctrine means nothing. Power comes first, and no one, even your allies, can undermine your power position. Meanwhile, the German schism against Newchurch continues. The German Newbishops have announced that they will hold a Day for "Gay" Marriage on May 10, 2021, in defiance of Newvatican's March 15, 2021, statement against it, supposedly approved (for the time being) by Bergoglio.
It took almost a year, but on May 4, 2021, police finally announced that they had arrested a man for the arson of Mission San Gabriel, from which the City of Los Angeles developed. The July 11, 2019, fire gutted much of the historic mission, founded in 1771 by Padre Junipero Serra, who also founded the string of 21 California missions.
The mission is the oldest structure in Los Angeles County. Its roof, walls, and pews were destroyed. The man had already been arrested in 2020 for another arson attack days before the Mission San Gabriel fire.
Repairs are currently underway ahead of the 250th anniversary of the mission. It was providential that most of the historic paintings and other artifacts were being stored offsite at the time of the fire while restoration work was in progress. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Los Angeles Angelus.]
Traditional Catholics, at the time of the fire an organization declared as a terrorist organization by the United States Government, which called itself "Black Lives Matter," was inciting violent protests attacking historic monuments and statues. Fr. Serra, the founder of Mission San Gabriel, was among the targets of the terrorists.
Today is Rogation Sunday. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, the days before Ascension Thursday, are the Rogation Days. The word rogation comes from the Latin rogare, meaning "to request."
The origin of the Rogation Days goes back to the fifth century, when St. Mamertus, the archbishop of Vienne in France, was faced with many calamities in his diocese. There were wars, earthquakes, fires, and attacks by wild animals. One Easter night, when a serious fire was about to destroy the city, the archbishop began to pray zealously, and the fire was immediately extinguished.
The archbishop then instituted the Rogation Days. This practice ultimately spread to the whole Church. Wars, fires, earthquakes, and even attacks by wild animals remind us of the present day as well. The Rogations Days are followed on Thursday by the High Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, a Holyday of Obligation.
Since the Treaty of Verdun in 843, when France came into being in the year 843 by the division of the Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne into independent kingdoms. France was called la fille aînée de l’Église (The eldest daughter of the Church) because the Frankish King Clovis I first embraced Catholicism in 496.
Now France has been losing a church, most of them historic Catholic churches, every two weeks. Under Newchurch's regime these traditional Catholic church buildings are being demolished or destroyed, in addition to those lost by fire or collapse. Two -thirds of the fires are arson, sometimes committed by Newchurchers themselves. Traditional Catholic church buildings make up most of the churches in France. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, the Mohammedans (Muslims) are catching up as France rapidly becomes Infidel. One mosque is erected every fifteen days in France, while one traditional Catholic church building is destroyed at the same rate. Historic Catholic churches are the daily target of theft and desecration. 877 attacks occurred in 2018 alone. That is almost a 700 per cent increase from the previous ten years.
The Chinese Virus has gutted the Medjugorje "apparition" site in Bosnia, which have become have now gone empty and dark. The site has long been condemned as a fraud by Traditional Catholics, and even some Newchurch officials have rejected as diabolical the "apparitions" to certain "seers" that are claimed to have gone on since 1981 The fake apparitions have been described as of “dubious doctrine, manipulation of consciences, and suspicious mysticism."
Yet clueless Newchurchers, even after the condemnations, continued to visit the site and spend millions of tourist dollars to the perpetrators of the fraud. Newchurch tour operators got lucrative kickbacks from expensive "package deals." Once hosting a million people a year, correspondents from the site now report that even the few dozen remaining maniacal Newchurchers left have now "lost their energy."
Traditional Catholics, it is Catholic dogma that no modern-day "apparitions" are part of Catholic doctrine, because they are not part of Sacred Scripture or Apostolic Tradition. St. John of the Cross, perhaps the Church's greatest mystic, warned: "The desire for private revelations deprives faith of its purity, develops a dangerous curiosity that becomes a source of illusions, fills the mind with vain fancies, and often proves the want of humility and of submission to Our Lord, Who, through His Public Revelation [Scripture and Tradition], has given all that is needed for salvation. STAY AWAY FROM VISIONS, APPARITIONS, AND MIRACLES AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. BE CAREFUL OF VISIONS, EVEN WHEN THEY ARE AUTHENTIC." St. John's words are excellent counsel for every true Catholic.
If you ask most traditional Catholics who the founder of the Traditional Catholic Movement was, most of them wouldn't have an clue. Some of them might say Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who founded the Society of St. Pius X in 1970. But they would be dead wrong. Such ignorance is a scandal to the Traditional Catholic Movement, as every important movement commemorates and lauds its founder, and certainly knows his name! In fact, May 6, 2021, marks the sixteenth anniversary of the death of the founder of the Catholic Traditionalist Movement, Fr. Gommar DePauw. Fr. DePauw was a noted Catholic priest, having received a Triple Major Licentiate, in Canon Law, Moral Theology, and Church History, from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (when it was Catholic), thereby exceeding Fulton Sheen, and having served as Academic Dean at the Primatial Seminary of the United States in Baltimore, Maryland.
Already in 1963, Fr. DePauw, who viewed the debacle of the Vatican II Anti-council sessions first hand as a peritus (theological expert assisting a bishop), was scandalized by the promulgation of Vatican II's "Sacrosanctum Concilium" (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy) and saw, before practically anyone else, clergy or lay, the devastation that this document would impose upon the Church. In 1964 Fr. DePauw left his Deanship at the Primatial Seminary and founded the Catholic Traditionalist Movement, courageously going independent of the Newchurch of the New Order. 1964 was the year in which the Vatican II Anti-council and Paul VI-Montini apostatized from the Catholic Faith and founded the heretical Newchurch of the New Order to replace the Catholic Church with the heretical document Lumen gentium. This was six years before Archbishop Lefebvre founded the Society of St. Pius X.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Fr. DePauw's anti-Modernist movement was that this remarkable priest founded the Catholic Traditionalist Movement before the Vatican II Anti-council had even ended! Long before Archbishop Lefebvre, SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, SSPV, the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla's "Indult" of 1988, and Benedict-Ratzinger's fake "Extraordinary" New Latin Mess of 2007, it was Fr. DePauw who first saw that the flowery talk of a "new springtime" for the Church was a ruse being deceptively used to befuddle the faithful while the revolutionaries enacted their heretical Modernist anti-Catholic agenda and began by destroying the Traditional Latin Mass in their Newchurch of the New Order.
In the aftermath of the Vatican II Anti-council, there was virtually nothing left for traditional Catholics in the early 1960s except Fr. DePauw's Traditional Latin Masses on radio from major metropolitan areas and his Catholic Traditionalist Movement periodicals and recordings, broadcast all over North America from his Ave Maria Chapel on Westbury, Long Island, New York, to put the lie to Newchurch's claim that the two-thousand-year Traditional Latin Mass no longer existed. For those who lived through the early Novus Ordo period, it was a bleak time, yet, because of Fr. DePauw's courageous apostolic work, countless souls were inspired to resist the New Order, and thus he laid the groundwork for the current traditional Catholic movement. He continued to be an outspoken critic of Newchurch and its phony (invalid) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" until his death in 2005.
Fr. DePauw, with the eye of a prophet seeing far ahead of his time, did not grovel to the Novus Ordo to seek "permission" of apostate Newchurch bishops or send petitions to apostate Newpopes to grant an "indult" for what he and every Catholic priest has the Apostolic right and duty: to dispense the Traditional Latin Mass and Traditional Latin Sacraments for the salvation of souls, and to offer the immemorial True Mass for the glory of Almighty God.
Traditional Catholics, get down on your knees today and pray a Requiem aeternam for this courageous traditional Catholic priest who showed us all the right way, the traditional Catholic way, and refused to back down to the pretender Newclergy of the invalid New Order. If you have the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments today, you would not have them unless Fr. Gommar DePauw had courageously paved the way to give them to you.
Very few popes ever achieved Sainthood. In fact, only two did so in the last five hundred years (we do not count, of course, the heretic Newpopes of the last sixty years who were falsely con-anized by the Newchurch of the New Order, which is certainly not the Catholic Church). The first of these two was Pope St. Pius V, who reigned for just six years (1566-1572) and completely returned the Church back to Tradition.
Michele Ghislieri was a priest of that great Order, the Dominicans, which produced the great Universal Doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas. During Ghislieri's lifetime Martin Luther, Henry VIII, John Calvin, and others of that ilk were attempting to destroy the Catholic Church and replace it with what later came to be called Protestantism, just as the Newchurch of our time is attempting to destroy the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church of Ghislieri's time was as corrupt as Newchurch is today. However, the future Pius was completely the opposite of his corrupt contemporaries. He was dedicated to prayer and penance. He did not seek preferment and wealth, but only the quiet life of the Dominican cloister. Yet God had other plans for his pope-to-be.
When Ghislieri was elected as Pope Pius V in 1566 through the influence of another great defender of Tradition, St. Charles Borromeo, he acted like a Hercules cleaning out the Augean stables. He did not compromise Catholic morality one iota in the life of the Church. He expected the highest moral standards from his priests, including perfect celibacy. He rooted out luxury, abuse, corruption, and heresy. When it was reported to him that some of his priests were sodomites, he, unlike the Newpopes of today, who coddle such criminals, stripped them of their priestly office, expelled them from the Church and consigned them to the secular courts to be imprisoned or even executed.
Hardly had the greatest Council of the Church, that of Trent, finally adjourned in 1563 than Pius V swung into action to implement its decrees. The Traditional Latin Mass, handed down from the Apostles and the Great Fathers, was canonized for all time, the Roman Breviary was standardized, Sacred Music reached new heights with the appointment of the divine Giovanni Perluigi Palestrina as Kapellmeister of the papal chapel, and St. Thomas Aquinas's comprehensive statement of Catholic theology, the Summa Theologica, was made mandatory at seminaries.
When the Mohammedans attempted to extirpate Catholicism, Pius V called for unceasing prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for victory. Our Lady heard the prayers and gave to the European fleet, though greatly outnumbered, a crushing victory that drove the Mohammedans from Europe for over a century and saved Catholicism. Always a devout subject of Heaven, Pius V in thanksgiving instituted the Feast of Our Lady of Victory.
Traditional Catholics, unlike the current Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, Pius V absolutely refused to take payoffs to enrich the papal treasury and instead called upon all Catholics to practice prayer and moral lives, with confidence that God would provide. Against the moral corruption of the Church in his time, unlike Bergoglio, who does nothing but encourage it, Pius V prioritized the salvation of souls in the true Faith above all. In a spiritual sense he was said to have proclaimed martial law. When Protestantism and Mohammedanism defied the true Faith, Providence sent not only a courageous pope, but a true Saint. Our own times have not been so blessed.
When Notre Dame de Paris went up in flames on Monday of Holy Week 2019, notably absent from the efforts to fund its rebuilding was Newchurch. Francis-Bergoglio barely mentioned the virtual destruction of one of the world's greatest cathedrals. There was no great outpouring of funds from Newchurch to help finance the cathedral's rebuilding.
On April 13, 2021, all France has been scandalized to find out that the Newchurch archdiocese of Tours has instead been secretly funding the building of a giant mosque. In fact, Newarchbishop Vincent Jordy appears to have converted and embezzled the finds from monies donated by Newchurchers for the upkeep of Newparishes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, the embezzlement side of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated. Even Francis-Bergoglio has been implicated in a scheme to convert charitable funds donated to his scam charity, "Peter's Pence," into a failed London real-estate fraud of almost half a billion USD. He has been personally named in an Italian court hearing that is investigating his and his officials' involvement in the fraud. Yet, to their great condemnation, clueless Newchurchers continue to make contributions to fraudulent Newchurch operations.
Not that Francis-Bergoglio doesn't agree with the heretics of his Newchurch in Germany, but when even Newchurch doctrine comes into conflict with the feigned "authority" of Newrome, power wins over doctrine. Thus does Newvatican look at the action of the German [New]bishops' Conference to hand out the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo "eucharistic" cookie and Kool-Aid to Protestant heretics. In fact, Newchurch itself became a Protestant sect on November 21, 1964, when it took over the Catholic Church. The true Catholic Church since then has continued outside the heretic Newchurch at thousands of independent traditional Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories around the world.
In taking this action, the German Newchurch rejected the "authority" of Newrome and set itself up as a new Lutheran-style sect. The new schismatic sect will kick off on May 15, 2021, when it will join with Protestant heretics at Ökumenischen Kirchentag (Oecumenical Church Day). “Anyone who is Protestant and attends communion [sic] can receive communion [sic],” stated Newbishop Georg Batzing, President of the German [New]bishops' Conference. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Newbishop-President Georg Batzing admitted that "for many officials in Rome, the German New[c]hurch has a Protestant smell." That is saying something when Newchurch is itself Protestant. The Newchurch of the New Order, whether German or Roman, is worthless anyway, as Newchurch has no "communion" or priests or "mass," just unconsecrated cookies and Protestant presbyter-ministers and a fake (invalid) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess.
On April 26, 2021, the Newchurch archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, hired an auctioneer to sell off 732 of its properties by July 21. This is the latest Newchurch diocese to be brought to its knees because it coordinated a programme of rape, sodomy, and sexual assault against its own children and then fraudulently attempted to cover up its crimes. Four hundred children so far have exposed the Newarchdiocese, its presbyters and its Newbishops, for its crimes.
The Newarchdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2018, and the courts are still divvying up its properties to settle judgments for the child victims. Gone in the latest sell-off is the Novus Ordo Carmelite Monastery Complex of Santa Fe. The Newchurch properties are spread all across the state of New Mexico.
Although the corrupt Newchurch has tried to hide its assets by shifting them to its subservient Newparishes, the bankruptcy court discovered the fraud and ruled that now the child victims could claim the Newparish properties as part of their judgment to the tune of 150,000,000 USD. The Newarchdiocese has already been forced to turn over 52,000,000 USD as barely an "ante" to the final judgment amount. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Traditional Catholics, it seems particularly fitting that it is the Newchurch archdiocese of Santa Fe, "Holy Faith," to be auctioned off, because Newchurch lost the Holy Faith after the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). Newchurch has still not owned up to its continuing crimes against children and its attempts to cover them up with fraud. It is time for the "Unholy Faith" of the Newchurch of the New Order, which is certainly not Catholicism, to be entirely dismantled, in order that the traditional Catholic Church of Christ can be re-established by traditional Catholic bishops and priests who have courageously remained true to the Holy Faith.
On his March 5-8, 2021, junket to Iraq, far away from the cameras of most of the Western press, the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio took the opportunity to worship with Satanists in an "Oecumenical" extravaganza to end all extravaganzas.
"Oecumenism" is the Vatican II Anti-council's heresy that holds "we all worship the same gods" and "all religions are true." The particular Satanists with whom Bergoglio associated himself are known as Yezidis, who worship a Devil depicted as a peacock. It is remarkable how pagan cults intrinsically display an awareness of the falsity of their idols, as the Peacock Deity, with its beautiful feathers, traditionally represents pride, the sin by which Satan, once Lucifer, himself was cast into Hell. St. Michael, on the other hand, subjected himself to God in humility and became the Archangel of Heaven. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by La Croix.]
Traditional Catholics, nothing is too unbelievable with Newchurch and its demented, apostate Newpopes. It is revealing that Francis-Bergoglio did not hestitate to worship with Satanists, but only outside the cameras of most of the Western press. He was well aware that if his Devil worship received too much attention, he would be all the more regarded as the Biblical "Whore of Babylon," described by the Apostle St. John in his Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament. After all, Babylon was the ancient pagan capital about 85 kilometres south of modern Baghdad in Iraq.