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Even many Catholics do not know that Protestants rely on a hacked-up Bible that is missing up to one-third of the total number of books. It all started with the Arch-heretic Martin Luther, who hated large portions of the Bible that didn't agree with his fabricated New Religion, which we now call Protestantism.
Already from the fourth century the canon, or definitive list, of Sacred Scripture, the inspired books that are authentic, were determined. They were based not on the Old Testament books in Hebrew, because the Jews had substantially lost the Hebrew language when they returned from the Babylonian Captivity in the sixth century before Christ. The version of the Old Testament that was used by the Jews in the centuries immediately before Christ and by the Christians of the New Testament, was known as the Septuagint, translated into post-classical Greek in the third century before Christ by seventy scholars (Greek: septuaginta) out of the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt.
Martin Luther expurgated seven entire books and parts of three others from his "Protestant" Bible because they didn't conform to the heretical principles of his New Religion (Protestantism) and did not suit his anti-Semitism and anti-Catholicism. Because Luther claimed that they celebrated Judaism and because he wanted to justify his challenging the authority of the Catholic Church, he expurgated them. In fact, Luther's first German version was missing 25 books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Esther, Job, Ecclesiastes, Jonah, Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach/Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Matthew, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation.
Thus, Luther's Bible contains only 48 of the actual 73 books, or only 65 per cent of the total. The modern Protestant Bible consists of only 66 books, 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. The original canon of Scripture, based upon the post-classical Greek version known as the Septuagint, used by the Jews of the immediate centuries before Christ and by Christ and His Apostles contains 73 books including Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach/Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, and 1 and 2 Maccabees.
Traditional Catholics, the (traditional) Catholic Church, as usual, follows the right course. Its Bible, as represented most authoritatively by the Greek Septuagint and St. Jerome's Latin Vulgate, is followed by versions such as the Douay-Rheims Version. The books contained in these versions are those used by Christ Himself and His Apostles. The Newchurch of the New Order often yields to the errors of Martin Luther and modern-day Protestants in their "New American Bible" and "New English Bible." It is only in the traditional Catholic Bible in which all of the authentic books are preserved, because the (traditional) Catholic Church is the only Church honest enough to give its followers the full Bible.
Of all the Newchurch dioceses, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of the worst. Since 1977 it had been headed by Newarchbishop Rembert Weakland, whose regime was plagued by scandal after scandal. When teachers in his Newchurch school reported to him that his presbyters were sodomizing and otherwise sexually assaulting the pupils, Weakland threatened the teachers, not his criminal presbyters, with legal action. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled against him for his actions.
In a deposition Weakland admitted that he had shredded reports about sex crimes perpetrated by his presbyters and had allowed his presbyters guilty of sex crimes to continue actively working in his Newarchdiocesan parishes and schools. Then, just before his retirement, the local press revealed that he had been keeping a catamite, who had blackmailed him into forking over 240,000 USD of Newarchdiocesan funds as hush money. Weakland's actions were deemed so despicable that he suffered a damnatio memoriae: his name was chiseled off all buildings in the Newarchdiocese.
In April 2021 the Wisconsin Attorney General launched an investigation into sex crimes perpetrated against children in the state's five Newdioceses, as well as in the Newjesuits and Newnorbertines. All these have turned over the names of the presbyter criminals, except for the Milwaukee Newarchdiocese, which claims purported "anti-Newchurch bigotry" in the Attorney General's legitimate criminal investigation and refuses to turn over the names of its criminal presbyters from its "secret" records. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, the count of putative Wisconsin criminal presbyters is now up to 177, with the number still rising. Yet current Newarchbishop Jerome Listecki is continuing his predecessor Rembert Weakland's refusal to address properly the rampant sex crimes against children in the Newarchdiocese. Any notion that the Newchurch of the New Order has resolved its Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is completely false. In fact, it is getting worse!
On June 21, 2021, Francis-Bergoglio, who is careening to dismantle any trace of Catholicism from his Newchurch, intimated in an address that Newchurch presbyters will eventually be replaced by "lay deacons," an unCatholic aberration introduced in 1967 after the Vatican II Anti-council, in order to prepare for the invalid (fake) New Order Mess, since 1969 the "Ordinary" Mess of Newchurch. Newchurch has not ordained priests in the Sacrament of Holy Orders since the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, but now merely "installs," like the Protestants, presbyter-ministers, who have no power to offer a valid Mass.
Bergoglio gets few men these days into his Newseminaries anyway (perhaps they fear to be sodomized by the likes of a Newcardinal McCarrick or realizing that the New Order is not Catholic). So, Bergoglio can solve that problem by dumping presbyter-ministers and replacing them with "lay deacons." These "lay deacons" (and eventually deaconnesses) are permitted to be uncelibate. The Protestant sects also use uncelibate ministers. In fact, the Arch-heretic Martin Luther was one of them, having "married" a renegade "nun."
Bergoglio stated that he wants Newchurch to become more of a "diaconal Church," not a Dhurch that has priests who, under the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders, are ordained "to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Traditional Catholics, since 1968 Newchurch no longer has a Sacrament of Holy Orders, nor a priesthood. In fact, it entirely dumped five of the traditional Holy Orders in 1972 and turned the diaconate and priesthood into Protestant-style, non-Sacramental ministries of "lay deacons" (primarily) and presbyter-ministers. In his address Bergoglio referred to even his hobbled presbyters as a "scourge," exhorting them instead to be "good spouses and good fathers" -- in other words laymen not having a religious function. The Newchurch of the New Order has been, since its foundation in 1964, part of the Protestant sect, devoid of any Catholic Sacramental grace. Newchurchers now might just as well become Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, or Episcopalians, some of whom have better morals at least!
Ironically, traditional Catholics are celebrating the statement of Francis-Bergoglio at his general audience on June 23, 2021, which condemns them. He has made such statements before, but it seems that they are increasing because traditional Catholics are making more and more headway in getting Newchurchers to leave his apostate Newchurch. So panicked is Bergoglio that he has announced that he is suppressing the Half New Order Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962, erroneously termed "Extraordinary." Neocons among his Newchurchers have cluelessly grabbed on to this Mess, simulated by unordained presbyters. The "Extraordinary" Mess is being more and more exposed as the fraud it is.
Bergoglio condemned traditional Catholics for being attached to Sacred Tradition and for being "inflexible" on matter of dogma. Both positions confirm Bergoglio as a heretic, even an apostate.
Bergoglio wants traditional Catholics to shimmy and sway profanely with the fake (invalid) New Order Mess, the "Ordinary" Mess of his Newchurch, and to accept heresies such as the Vatican II Anti-council's Oecumenism, which claims that "we all worship the same gods" and "all religions are true." Both positions confirm Bergoglio as a heretic, even an apostate.
Bergoglio rambled on at his general audience to condemn traditional Catholics because they "identified with certain forms of the past," obviously referring to the Traditional Latin Mass, which was handed down in its beginning by the Apostles and was canonized in perpetuum (for all time) by Pope St. Pius V. This position confirms Bergoglio as a heretic, even an apostate. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Breitbart.]
Traditional Catholics, to Francis-Bergoglio, who is a Marxist/Modernist and an apostate from the Catholic Faith, traditional Catholics are condemned because they adhere to Catholic dogma and to Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. To him, they should be "flexible" enough to accept heresy, like the Protestants, who vote on changing even Biblical doctrine, endorsing such immoral acts as abortion (infanticide), sodomy, and bigamy. That is exactly what the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church, has become: the most evil of Protestant sects.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
My nephew is 20 years old and is brain dead in hospital from an automobile accident. Although my brother and I are traditional Catholics, my nephew was never baptized. Is it too late now for him to be baptized?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
At 20 years old he is certainly an adult, and, according to Catholic Sacramental Theology, must make the decision to be baptized of his own free will for it to be a valid Sacrament. He has had several years to make the choice to be baptized. It seems, however, that he never even indicated a desire to be baptized. Even though you and your brother must have made at least some effort in previous years to persuade him to be baptized, he, of his own free will, chose not to.
God gave all souls free will. He gave free will to the Angels, some of whom chose to fall with Lucifer. He gave free will to Adam and Eve, who sinned and lost Paradise. Each soul must make his own moral decisions; no one can make a moral decision for another. Our salvation is in our own hands. Such piteous cases as the one you describe teach us how important it is to take God seriously and to make the right decisions while we still can. At this point the matter is in the hands of God. To attempt to override your nephew's own decision freely made while he was compos mentis would be a travesty and a grave act of injustice, not a Sacrament.
It is permitted to have a private Mass said for him by a traditional Catholic priest, but that Mass cannot be publicly announced, as he is not a Catholic. That course may help in some way to comfort you and your brother.
You'd think that with Newchurch Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continuing full throttle, Francis-Bergoglio would be scrupulous about staying far away from support of sodomy, but instead, as he reaches the end of his regime, he seems to be careening to join it. On June 21, 2021, he took a major step toward officially homosexualizing his Newchurch of the New Order by appointing a sodomite activist to -- ironically -- his Newpontifical Commission for the Protection (?) of Minors. And not only that, but he gave the individual a hero's welcome with a photo-op.
While conservatives in the movement to protect child victims against Bergoglio's criminal clergy have been terminated from the Commission, Bergoglio staged the personal photo-op with Juan Carlos Cruz, the sodomite activist whom he appointed to his Commission. Just as on the moral issue of abortion, which Bergoglio has officially underplayed, Bergoglio has gone out of his way to support the kind of sodomy that has been devastating his Newchurch from Newcardinals on down to presbyters and, most of all, their child victims, some of whom have been as young as six months -- mere babies. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, there isn't a gram of Catholicism in Francis-Bergoglio or his apostate Newchurch. He is a Marxist/Modernist with perverted tendencies. His Newchurch members, both clergy and laity, are all associated steeped with complicity in one of the Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution. Bergoglio himself has approved of homosexual "unions" and has personally blessed sodomitic "couples." The only wonder is why anyone would want to be associated with such perverted Newchurch officials, from Bergoglio on down, who stink morally to High Heaven.
In the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, Mass Rocks were used in Ireland as a way of getting around anti-Catholic persecution. In the 1960s they were used to maintain the Traditional Latin Mass as a way of getting around anti-Catholic persecution by the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) and its Newpopes, as true Catholics were expelled from parishes, and traditional monks were expelled from monasteries. Providence has seen to it that the corrupt Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at that Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church, has no valid priests and no valid Mass.
Now unordained Newchurch presbyter-ministers have appropriated the sacred sites to pander the fake (invalid) New Order Mess. They are perpetrating a fraud on Ireland, which has become so irate against the Newchurch of the New Order that has sodomized and raped Irish children to such an extent that most of the Irish have stopped going to Newchurch services and have, out of spite, approved divorce, abortion, and homosexuality. When the Second Paedophile Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger, wanted to visit Ireland, the Prime Minister told him to stay home because the Irish people were so irate at him and his Newchurch that his life could not be protected. Ratzinger, terrified at the very real possibility of being assassinated, did, in fact, stay home. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Tablet.]
Traditional Catholics, there is a fine film that portrays the use of Mass Rocks in Ireland to foil the Modernist leaders of the Vatican II Anti-council: "Conflict," starring traditional-leaning actor Martin Sheen with an outstanding supporting cast including Trevor Howard, Raf Vallone, and Cyril Cusack. Based on Brian Moore's novel, "The Catholics," Sheen plays a Newvatican emissary who travels to a remote island off the coast of Ireland, where stands a monastery whose monks refuse to celebrate the "New Mess," but use a Mass Rock to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass for the people. Sheen is eventually converted, while the monastery's abbot, played by Trevor Howard, knuckles under to the Newvatican and is stricken with agony over his loss of Faith. For further information, click on FAQ12: What Traditional Catholic Films Do You Recommend for Traditional Catholics in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department.
If Newchurchers aren't going to convert from their heretical sect to true (traditional) Catholicism, they might just as well think about becoming Baptists. Granted, Baptists, like Newchurchers, are heretics, but at least the Baptists have some sense of preserving Scripture and even a bit of Tradition. While the U.S. Conference of Newbishops (USCCB) is meeting June 16-18, 2021, to determine, inter alia, whether to "retranslate" yet again the invalid (fake) New Order Mess and whether heretics should be barred from the fake Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid, the Southern Baptist pastors are meeting June 15-16, 2021, in convention to affirm their opposition to ministresses, abortion, and homosexuality.
According to the latest Pew Study, Newchurch's loss of members in recent decades is catastrophic, and is getting worse. The same is true of the similarly Leftist mainline Protestant denominations, like the Methodists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, and Presbyterians. However, the Baptists, who have remained conservative, have actually been gaining members. The Conservative Baptist Network, which was founded in 2020 to stop any Leftist "drift," is gaining in influence. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Times.]
Traditional Catholics, in the early part of the 21st century, Newchurch began to see the handwriting on the wall and panicked to the extent, in 2007, of temporarily permitting under limited circumstances -- not the Traditional Latin Mass, but the corrupted Vatican II Latin Mess of 1962, for which the novel and spurious term "Extraordinary" was concocted. This Mess remains under the control of the same unconsecrated, paedophile-supporting, homosexual-bent Newbishops of the Newchurch. But in May 2021 Francis-Bergoglio announced even this temporarily accommodation is shortly coming to an end. Unlike the conservative Baptists, the Neocon Newchurchers continue to genuflect to their corrupt leaders rather than show courage in standing against their fakery. Thus, the Neocon Newchurchers deserve what they get, as Scripture rightly puts it, "the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters" (Matthew 15:27/DRV).
One hundred years ago, the 1,500 souls who perished in the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic at least had ordained Catholic priests and the Traditional Latin Mass to provide powerful Sacramental graces in that catastrophe. Today, such ships do not have priests, only New Order presbyters, who have never been ordained as valid priests in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but invalidly "installed" as "presbyters," like Protestant ministers, under the Protestantized New Ordinal used since 1968 by the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church.
There were three Catholic priests aboard the Titanic: Frs. Josef Peruschitz OSB (age 41 of Bavaria), Juozas Montvila (age 27 of Lithuania) , and Thomas Byles (age 42 of England). They chose, rather than taking their place in the lifeboats, to remain on the ship to administer the Sacraments to those aboard. Pope St. Pius X later described Fr. Bytes as a "martyr" for the Faith. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Church Popular.]
Traditional Catholics, Fr. Bytes had celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass (the corrupted Mess of 1962 and the fake New Order Mess were not even conceivable at this point) for the passengers, and all three priests gave general absolution and the final blessing in time of disaster. Passengers reported that the calm demeanor of the priests calmed those remaining on the ship. As the ship sank, the Catholics aboard were reciting with the three priests the Most Holy Rosary in Latin.
Francis-Bergoglio has permitted the U.S. Embassy in Newvatican to plaster a large "Gay" Rainbow Flag along the side of its building during the month of June 2021 to mark "Gay Pride Month." Immediately Newvatican was condemned as hypocritical and immoral, as even Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, admits that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.
Newsweek editor Josh Hammer called the move a "deliberate, provocative insult to [semi-]traditional Catholicism." Francis-Bergoglio lately is on a pogrom against his semi-traditionalist Newchurchers, attempting to suppress even the New Latin Mess of 1962 (aka erroneously as "Extraordinary") and the semi-traditionalist Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). Early in his regime Bergoglio denied that his was a true pope, maintaining concerning sodomy against children and others: "Who am I to judge?" [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, the Catholic Church itself from Apostolic times has condemned such acts as gravely sinful and contrary to the Natural Law. It is, therefore, a general moral truth binding on all, regardless of religion. Even more pointedly, such acts are included as among the Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution, as even the Protestants recognize.
Most Neocon Newchurchers, while they lauded Benedict-Ratzinger's 2007 Motu Proprio "Summorum pontificum" for allowing, under limited and controlled circumstances, the Vatican II Anti-council's New Latin Mess of 1962, often erroneously called the "Extraordinary" Mess, failed to notice that Ratzinger pulled out the rug from under them by declaring at the same time the invalid (fake) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess to be the "Ordinary" Rite of Newchurch.
Now Ratzinger's trick is coming back like the Devil to bite them in the derriere. The charge against the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) is that it refuses to "concelebrate" with other Newchurch presbyters the New Order Mess. Concelebration, in which more than one presbyter simulate together the "Ordinary" (Novus Ordo) Mess, was introduced at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). It is a feature of the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's programme to Protestantize the once-Catholic Mass, his own admitted purpose being to make Newchurchers the same as Protestants. In France, FSSP presbyters are being expelled from the Dijon Newdiocese by September 2021. This is expected to be just the first of such expulsions in France and in other countries. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, it is ironic that the FSSP has been loudly proclaiming since 1988 that it is "[New]papally approved," originally to counter Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's original traditional Society of St. Pius X. Since that time the FSSP hasn't grown much and has been the constant butt of complaints by Newbishops all over the world, as well as the Newpopes themselves. The French Newbishops Conference has designated the FSSP as "problematic" and attempting to create a "parallel Church." In other words, as Francis-Bergoglio recently pronounced, Newchurch does not want traditional-leaving Catholics and is working to purge them from Newseminaries. In any case, any traditional Catholic worth his faith would long ago have gotten out of the apostate Newchurch and found an independent traditional Catholic church, chapel, or oratory where the fully Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated, where the true Catholic Faith is taught, and where traditional Catholic morality is practiced.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Is it permitted for traditional Catholics to venerate as a Saint one who was "beatified" and "canonized" by a Newpope of the Newchurch of the New Order? I am specifically referring to an individual who performed miracles during his life and whose body remained incorrupt for many years (but did eventually decompose after many years).
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
No. The Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council, is not the Catholic Church, but is heretical and worse than Protestant, as it has imported even pagan elements into itself. Therefore, its "con-anizations" must be considered null and void. In any case, it completely gutted its con-anization process to allow many unqualified persons through. Newchurch has even been publicly considering the con-anization of the arch-heretic Martin Luther. The Newchurch of the New Order is handing out multitudes of its "unsainthoods" like candy.
Furthermore, be aware that miracles and incorruption are not necessarily proof of sanctity. Our Lord Himself warned us that false miracles can be used by Satan to deceive: "For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect" (Matthew 24:24/DRV). Moreover, incorruptibility can result from natural causes.
For further information on this topic, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department in the section "'Canonizations' - New Order."
Any deceased person might be a Saint in Heaven, but we have no way of knowing for a certainty since 1964, when Newchurch took over and corrupted the "institutional" Church. Better to stick to the Saints who we know from long Tradition are legitimate, particularly from the Apostolic and Patristic Ages.
With the U.S. Newbishops' Conference set to meet June 16-18, 2021, to consider denying the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid to pro-abortion politicians who claim to be "Catholic," i.e., Newchurchers, like U.S. President J.R. Biden and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio has come out in favor of supporting abortion. This is actually nothing new. for Bergoglio. He has consistently downplayed the great moral evil of abortion, just as he downplays the evil of homosexuality and paedophilia.
Bergoglio swung into action on June 7, 2021, to throw the Conference into chaos. He got his henchman, Newcardinal Luis Ladaria, Prefect of Novus Ordo Doctrine, to threaten the U.S. Newbishops not to penalize heretic politicians like Biden and Pelosi, but allow them free access to the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid. It turns out that the threat has actually been having the opposite effect. Newbishops who once supported Bergoglio's pro-abortion position, like New York's Newcardinal Timothy Dolan, have been withdrawing their signatures from a pro-abortion petition and switching to side with those who want to penalize the likes of Biden and Pelosi.
It is becoming all too clear that the Newchurch of the New Order is a complete fraud. Francis-Bergoglio refuses to implement even the watered-down Newchurch doctrine. All he talks about is "dialogue" and "mercy," which are mere Newchurch code words for encouraging even more heresy and immorality, if that were possible. Recent studies from the respected Pew Research Center are showing that more and more Newchurchers are getting fed up with the inanity of the Newchurch of the New Order. Many have cut off their financial contributions, which are often embezzled by Newvatican for corrupt purposes, and many are also walking out for good. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Religious News Service.]
Whatever the U.S. Newbishops do at their June Conference, it is sure to lead to more walkouts by Newchuchers from a sect that is dying. After sixty years now, the traditional Catholic position that Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, but an apostate organization worse than the Protestants has finally started to get through to rank-and-file Newchurchers. And they are walking out as a result.
A noted Irish artist whose twenty-painting "Bergoglio Suite," exposing the corruption of Newpope Francis-Bergoglio has stunned Irish viewers is planning to take his exhibition to the United States, and eventually to Rome itself. Eugene de Leastar's twenty oil paintings are modeled after the Catholic epic poet Dante Alighieri's Inferno.
Dante was praised by Pope Benedict XV as an "Aquinas in Verse" (referring to the Church's Universal Theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas) and as "the greatest of all Catholic artists." Dante in his great work speaks honestly about false popes and places four popes in Hell: Anastasius II Nicholas III, and Boniface VIII for simony, and Celestine V for his "Great Refusal" in rejecting the papacy, to which he was elected.
Among the subjects of Leastar's oil paintings are:
Leastar's paintings also take on forthrightly Bergoglio's personal association with atheistic Communism. In one painting the infamous 2018 "secret" concordat with the Red Chinese is stamped not with the Newpapal seal, but with the Communist hammer and sickle. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, more and more the word is getting out about Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch of the New Order. Bergoglio is being exposed for the apostate he is, as resistance mounts, even among his own Newchurchers. Leastar is fearless. "I would still like to take my 'Bergoglio Suite' to Rome, where I feel I would be going into the belly of the Beast."
The outgoing President of the German [New]bishops' Conference on June 11, 2021, publicly stated that the Marxist/Modernist Newchurch of the New Order is at a "dead end" and is in "systemic failure" because it is now thoroughly infested with paedophile Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters. Newcardinal Reinhard Marx is a known intimate of Francis-Bergoglio, so the statement is particularly stinging against the Newchurch that Bergoglio heads. Bergoglio's communications organs remained silent on the rebuke.
The German Newchurch is particularly corrupt. A 2018 report documented almost 4,000 children sexually abused by Newclergy. Half of the victims were 13 or younger. Nearly one-third of the victims were Novus Ordo service boys, groomed by the criminal Newchurch system. The situation is so bad that Marx offered to abdicate, but his bosom buddy Bergoglio won't hear of it. Other German Newbishops have offered to abdicate for their part in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, but Bergoglio almost never punishes his paedophile Newclergy. Bergoglio's complicity is a big part of the problem. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by ABC News.]
Traditional Catholics, Newcardinal Marx is neck deep in Francis-Bergoglio's corrupt regime. He is an intimate advisor to Bergoglio on his Council of Cardinals and runs his Council on the Economy. Newvatican's economy is currently sinking into bankruptcy, partially as a result of widespread embezzlement of charitable donations. Even Bergoglio has been fingered by an Italian court as directly involved in the embezzlement. Marx is right: the Newchurch of the New Order is at a dead end, and Bergoglio's regime has only accelerated its imminent demise.
Fr. Clement Procopio, OFM, died on June 4, 2021, ten days short of his 102nd birthday. Born in Rumford, Maine, he was educated in Massachusetts and New York during the height of World War II. Because he had not completed the theology course, he was ordained as a "simplex" priest in the Franciscan Order on June 8, 1944, in order that he could help with Masses, but not hear confessions or preach. Soon thereafter he volunteered for the foreign missions. He spent the better part of his priestly life as a missionary in Central America, fighting atheistic Communism.
The more he read over the years, the more Fr. Procopio became convinced that in good conscience he could no longer participate in the Novus Ordo sect. Thus, in 1999 he vowed that henceforth he would celebrate only the Traditional Latin Mass. In October 2003 he permanently broke from the Newchurch of the New Order and his notorious Newbishop Thomas O'Brien, of Phoenix, Arizona, and went independent.
From July 2010 to September 2015, Fr. Procopio served as chaplain at traditional Catholic producer-actor-director Mel Gibson's Holy Family Church in Agoura Hills, California, which Gibson built from profits of The Passion of the Christ, his 2004 blockbuster film depicting in gruesome detail the last three days of Christ's life on earth.
Fr. Proocopio died in Northern California, where he had lived for several years in a rest home.
To prove that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is truly a worldwide crime wave that is continuing unabated, the latest case comes from "Down Under," Australia. On June 10, 2021, presbyter Joseph Walsh told a Perth court that he had lied previously when claiming he was innocent. In fact, he told the court, he is guilty as sin of stealing half a million USD from his Newchurch parish from 2014 to 2017. He admitted to using Newparish credit cards and checks to pay for his decadent lifestyle. Walsh claimed that he didn't know he was stealing! (It seems that Newchurch seminaries, for the few that go to them now, do not teach Moral Theology.)
Widespread corruption amongst Newchurch clergy, aided and abetted by Francis-Bergoglio, who only rarely punishes his Newchurch criminals, is nothing new. In December 2020 it was reported that 1,700,000,000 USD of charity money that Newvatican claimed had been sent to its Australian Newchurch just "disappeared." The Australian Newchurch never got it. Bergoglio doesn't even seem to care; he has announced no investigation. The Australian Supreme Court, however, has squeezed the stolen money out of him to the last farthing. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Australia Broadcasting Corporation News.]
Traditional Catholics, given the fact that Newchurch is almost bankrupt under Francis-Bergoglio and given the fact that Bergoglio and his corrupt officials embezzled 1,400,000 USD in a London real-estate scam -- even an Italian court has ruled that Bergoglio knew all about it and approved it -- it is not hard to imagine that the billion went into Bergoglio's avaricious Newchurch pockets to shore up his failing Marxist/Modernist regime rather than to the poor, to whom donors thought they were giving the money. The law is now breathing down Bergoglio's neck. Not only the Italian courts but also the United States courts are pursuing him for fraud, in that he collects money under the auspices of "charity" but embezzles Newchurchers' charitable donations to support the expenses of his own voracious bureaucracy. The Eighth Commandment of God may just be catching up with him.
The last time a pope -- and that was a real pope, Urban VIII, not an apostate Newpope like Francis-Bergoglio -- delved into scientific matters, the unfortunate repercussions echoed for centuries thereafter, even to the present day. Francis-Bergoglio, to the contrary, failed even to graduate from university after taking a few courses in chemistry. Yet on June 4, 2021, he presumed to take up the hood of prophesy and tell the world, in a U.N. address, that it end in ten years.
The Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio presumed to shovel out pseudo-science and hawk the "Global Warming" theory, which is increasingly ridiculed in many corners as not science, but a Marxist political ploy. Nonetheless, even a legitimate pope -- which Bergoglio is not, never having even been ordained a priest or consecrated a bishop, but having merely been "installed" as a presbyter-minister and a Newbishop under the invalid (fake) Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968 -- has no standing as a prophet. It isn't in the papal job description, as infallibly proclaimed by the First Vatican Council.
In 2011, a prominent Evangelical preacher, Harold Camping, tried to pull the same nonsense. His followers sold their houses, put their dogs in kennels, closed their bank accounts, and prepared for the Protestant-concocted "Rapture" at the end of the world. It never came. He then admitted that he had gotten the date wrong and revised his prediction to 2012. That date passed as well, and shortly thereafter Camping suffered a stroke, while his ministry evaporated. He, who claimed to be a devoted student of the Bible, had apparently overlooked Our Lord's warning to His Apostles in the Acts of the Apostles (1:7/DRV): "It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power."
Traditional Catholics, the apostate Francis-Bergoglio has become a laughing-stock in many quarters because he pretends to be a Newpope, but he takes most of his talking points not from the Bible, but from Karl Marx. Yet Our Lord certainly outsmarted him 2,000 years in advance when He warned the world, perhaps foreseeing false popes just such as Bergoglio:
For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand (Matthew 24:24-25/DRV).
Francis-Bergoglio's public record of embezzling charitable funds has served as a pattern for other Newchurch officials. In recent years, as we have reported in these TRADITIO Commentaries, a number of Newchurch "nuns" have stolen money from the schools that they run to finance their gambling addiction. The latest case is that of "Sister" Mary Margaret Krueper, who took St. James Newchurch Elementary School in Torrance, California, to the tune of 835,000 USD to finance her gambling habit at local casinos. She also falsified and shredded school reports to cover up her crimes.
On June 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it is acting to make sure that the Novus Ordo "nun" will be housed not in a cloister cell, but in a prison cell for the duration of a forty-year sentence. Krueper has admitted to embezzling tuitions and fees, as well as charitable donations from the Newchurch school. Krueper had also taken a vow of poverty, but that means nothing in the corrupt Newchurch of the New Order. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Traditional Catholics, there is no surprise that under Francis-Bergoglio, Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated. Bergoglio himself was caught in a 1,400,000 USD London real-estate embezzlement, as confirmed by an Italian court. Moreover, he has been embezzling funds donated to his Peter's Pence scam "charity" from the poor to Newvatican operating funds. All of his 300-some Newbishops in the United States are currently being sued for fraud. The moral for parents is: don't even consider sending your children to the corrupt Newchurch schools. Not only has the quality of teaching tanked since Newchurch took over the once-Catholic schools in 1964 but also Newchurch schools are teaching the same moral evils as many public schools . At least at the public schools parents don't have to pay for the immoral teaching!
On June 8, 2021, it was revealed in Newrome that Francis-Bergoglio had ordered a Newpontifical Inquisition against his Newcongregation for the Clergy, with the stated goal of expelling traditionalists from that Newcongregation, just has he had recently done against his Newcongregation for Divine Worship. Bergoglio is clearly on a pogrom to purge every traditionalist-leaning Newchurcher out of his apostate Newchurch. The Inquisition is to begin on June 9, 2021, and last the entire month of June 2021.
Bergoglio's intimate, Newbisop Egidio Miragoli, will conduct the inquisition, which has been keep secret until now. Bergoglio late in May 2021 had asked Miragoli to do him a personal "favor" by conducting the Inquisition to purge traditionalist-leaners. This pogrom is contemporaneous with Bergoglio's announcement to the Italian Newbishops Conference that he is on the verge of suppressing the Vatican II New Latin Mass of 1962, sometimes erroneously termed "Extraordinary," which had been given very limited temporary permission in 2007 by Benedict-Ratzinger. With Bergoglio, it's time is now up. [Some information for this Commentary has been contributed by the Crux News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio expressed great concern that traditionalist-leaning men have been admitted to New Order seminaries. Bergoglio denounced "rigidity," which is his code word for traditionalist-leaning Newchurchers, who have a liking for the Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962. He wants to purge them out of his apostate Newchurch, keeping only Novus Ordo liturgical radicals. This issue has now become a front burner issue to Bergoglio, and he is actively pursuing the pogrom against traditionalist-leaners on several fronts.
In any case, however, these Newseminarians will never become priests because in 1968 Newchurch abolished the Sacrament of Holy Orders and replaced it with an invalid (fake) Protestantized New Ordinal that does not ordain priests, but merely "installs" presbyter-ministers, like the Protestants. Thus, there are no valid "Extraordinary" Messes in Newchurch; they are all fakes. Thank God for the thousands of traditional Catholic priests operating in traditional churches, chapels, and oratories all around the world, outside the apostate Newchurch of the New Order.
In what is a first step in the dismantlement of Benedict-Ratzinger's ruse of limited permission for the Vatican II Anti-council's Half New Order New Latin "Mess of 1962," a Newarchdiocese has terminated the operations of the once-Newpapally "approved" Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). What all the Neocon Newchurchers who persist in recognizing the Newchurch of the New Order as the Catholic Church have failed to recognize is that Ratzinger pulled the wool over their eyes. In fact, Newchurch is most certainly not, the Catholic Church, but instead espouses doctrine, morals, and a "worship service" that surpasses the worst of Protestant sects.
While pretending to allow the 1962 Mess, Ratzinger used for it the novel term "Extraordinary" Mess -- meaning outside of the ordinary, an exception to the rule. At the same time he officially proclaimed the "Ordinary" Mess of Newchurch to be the invalid (fake) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" of 1969. What the Neocon Newchurchers also missed is that the term "Extraordinary" Mess has never been used before, in the Catholic Church at least. By that novel term, Ratzinger thus recognized that the "Extraordinary Mess" is not the Traditional Latin Mass. There is not "Extraordinary Mess" in the Catholic Church. The Mass is the Mass, period, that is, if it is the true Mass, the Traditional Latin Mass.
We TRADITIO Fathers pointed out this fact the very day that Ratzinger's 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum was released. We pointed out then how badly drafted it was, so badly that there was no certainty of any right for anyone to even the 1962 New Latin Mess. That right did and does exist, however, for the Traditional Latin Mass, having been conferred by Apostolic Tradition and having been canonized "in perpetuity" by Pope St. Pius V in 1570 in the Solemn Papal Bull Quo primum, in carrying out the decrees of the dogmatic Council of Trent.
On June 5, 2021, Roland Minnerath, the Archbishop of Dijon, France, ordered the once-Newpapally approved Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) to terminate operations after 23 years in two Newparishes there. This termination is just the beginning. Given Francis-Bergoglio's announcement that he has in the works a general termination of the "Extraordinary" Mess worldwide, more Newdioceses will follow until the whole fraudulent "Extraordinary" system is shut down -- as it should be.
Traditional Catholics, as we warned in 2007 and before, no true Catholic can find a valid Traditional Latin Mass in the Newchurch of the New Order. At that, it is not the Traditional Latin Mass, and it is not being simulated by Catholic priests, as Newchurch stopped ordaining priests in 1968 when it adopted the Protestantized New Ordinal. The Newpopes hate the "Extraordinary" Mess. Even Benedict-Ratzinger never used it once as a Newpope, let alone the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla. Francis-Bergoglio surely hates it and has never simulated it.
For a time -- and this provision was meant to be only temporarily in any case -- a few corrupted New Latin Masses, which were just a step stone to the New Order Messes, were allowed to pull the wool over the clueless Neocon Newchurchers' eyes. And certainly did they fall for the fraud. Thank God for the thousands of traditional Catholic priests operating in traditional churches, chapels, and oratories outside the apostate Newchurch of the New Order.
Newchurch in the United States is now one of the most Leftist/Modernist in Newchurch. Bizarre New Order Messes, invalid baptisms now called "initiations" after the Freemasons, "divorces," extraordinary ministresses and lectoresses -- you name it: the United States has them in spades. Now, according to a June 4, 2021, report from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Newchurch's own Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., 40 per cent of unchaste "lay deacons" are to be found in the U.S., even though the United States has only 6 per cent of the world's Newchurch population.
Traditionally, Deacons are one of the three Major Orders of the Sacrament of Seven Holy Orders, which also include Subdeacons and Priests. In the aftermath of the Vatican II Anti-council, the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at that Anti-council, completely defying Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, threw out the Sacrament of Holy Orders, including the four Minor Orders and the Major Order of Subdeacon, and then it opened the diaconate to men who weren't even clergy. These so-called "lay deacons" were meant to ape Protestant ministers. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Traditional Catholics, Newchurch tossed out the true diaconate and the priesthood when it adopted the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. Thus, Newchurch no longer has ordained priests and consecrated bishops, but merely "installed" presbyers and Newbishops like the Protestants. Thus, there is no valid Mass in Newchurch, because even the corrupted "Extraordinary" New Latin Mass of 1962 is being simulated by Protestantized presbyter-ministers, who have never been ordained in the Sacrament of Holy Orders. This condition also includes "indult" presbyters such as those in the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and similar organizations. Moreover, the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess of 1969 is not valid on its face, so Novus Ordo Messes simulated by Newchurch presbyters are doubly invalid, i.e., fake.
The Catholic Church has assembled in Council only rarely, on average once a century, and only when a great heresy or schism threatened the Church. In the fourth century the Council of Nicaea was summoned to combat the rampant heresy of Arianism, which denied the divinity of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity. This heresy encompassed four out of five bishops according to St. Jerome, and a few popes as well. In the sixteenth century it was the heresy of Protestantism, which denied most of the doctrines of the Catholic Faith, as well as the Mass and Sacraments.
The most recent Council, or really Anti-council, was the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), which founded the apostate Newchurch of the New Order on November 21, 1964, to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. Within fifty years this Newchurch was completely consumed by paedophilia, sodomy, a fake (invalid) Mess and sacraments, and new doctrine that was worse than Protestant. Newchurchers have canceling their memberships in Newchurch by the hundreds of millions. In some areas like the United States and Europe, half the Newchurches have been shuttered and demolished because of the declining number of Newchurchers to fund them.
At this point Newchurch can't afford a Vatican III Anti-council. The number of unconsecrated Newbishops has increased more than 150 per cent in just sixty years. There is no room in the Newvatican to accommodate such a number of besotted bureaucrats. So the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio has changed the rules -- again.
There are to be no more "Oecumenical" Councils, just Protestant-style "synods." The Arch-heretic Martin Luther came up with these during the Protestant Revolt. Today every Protestant sect has a regular synod every few years to vote on changing its doctrine regardless of Sacred Scripture or Sacred Tradition. Married clergy? Aye! Divorce? Aye! "Gay Marriage"? Aye! Homosexuality? Aye? Lay mininsters? Aye! Priestesses? Aye! Bishopesses? Aye! Carried unanimously!
This idea of a "permanent synodal sect" came from Bergoglio's late fellow Marxist/Modernist Newjesuit, Newcardinal Carlo Montini. It is a much easier way to change Newchurch doctrine, liturgy, and morality than a large and expensive Anti-council. Bergoglio handpicks the participants and controls every aspect of their deliberation, right under his nose in Newrome. In fact, the next Newchurch synod in 2023 with deal with topic of synodality itself, setting up the ultra-Protestant mechanism for the indefinite future. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, if you want to see what the future holds, just look at what is going on the German Newchurch today. It is now schismatic even from apostate Newrome. It is already going the way of "gay marriage" and priestesses, and other abominations will soon be added. If you thought that Newchurch would ever become Catholic, think again. Benedict-Ratzinger's beloved Martians are just as likely to take over the earth by then!
On May 24, 2021, Francis-Bergoglio issued a letter marking the 800th anniversary of the death of the founder of the Dominican Order, St. Dominic Guzman, and expressed the hope that it would "usher in a new springtime of the Gospel." That will not happen. The Dominicans, originally founded to combat heresy, has now itself fallen into heresy, succumbing to the heretic Newchurch of the New Order. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Moreover, Bergoglio's hope about "ushering in a new springtime of the Gospel" sounds strangely like what the first Newpope Paul VI-Montini, under whose signature the heretic Newchurch of the New Order was created, said just eight years after the foundation of that heretic sect on September 21, 1964, at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965):
We thought that after the Council a day of sunshine would have dawned for the history of the Church. What dawned, instead, was a day of clouds and storms, of darkness, of searching and uncertainties. We have the impression that through some cracks in the wall the smoke of Satan (fumus Satanae) has entered the temple of God.
Montini realized his damnable error in signing off on the creation of Newchurch and allowing the Traditional Latin Mass and the traditional Holy Order of Priest to be suppressed in that Newchurch. Now Newchurch has no priests and no Mass. Yet, instead of correcting the error, Montini, who had Leftist, if not Marxist, roots, allowed the charade to continue.
Traditional Catholics, it is reported that in the last days of his life, the Unsaint Paul VI-Montini was a broken man, wandering around his rooms in Newvatican madly screaming "Credo! Credo! He seemed to believe that God regarded him as apostate from the Catholic Faith for what he had done to destroy the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church and replace it with a fraud that has deprived many of the true Sacraments and allowed many souls to fall into Hades. Thank God, there are still many traditional Catholics churches, chapels, and oratories around the world that reject Montini's Newchurch of the New Order and preserve the true, traditional Catholic faith, Mass, and Sacraments.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
After attending the Traditional Latin Mass now for 20 years, one would think that I could read and follow the rubrics of the Mass, but I am confused about the Sunday after Corpus Christi. Is it the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost or the Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi? What about the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus the following week?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
In the Traditional Latin Mass, the Second Sunday after Pentecost was replaced by the Sunday within the Octave of Ss. Corpus Christi, as in 1264 Pope Urban IV extended the feast of Corpus Christi to the entire Church. Corpus Christi was also given an Octave, a period of eight days after the feastday itself during which the high feast is celebrated, just as are many other high feasts like Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, etc. Traditionally, the Church celebrates its great feastdays not only on one day, but for a full week afterward. These Octaves are ancient in the Church, arising out of the devotion of Catholic people to their high feasts -- a devotion that is entirely lacking in the Newchurchers of the New Order.
Then the liturgical bulldozer that started in 1951 under Pius XII and his appointee to gut the Traditional Latin Liturgy, the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, swung into action. In 1956, the Octaves of Corpus Christi and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were abolished, as was practically every other Octave, but the Sunday within those Octaves was allowed to stand for four years. In 1960, however, John XXIII promulgated the final tranche of the Bugnini/Pius XII guttings that set the stage for the New Mess, and the Octave of Corpus Christi was replaced by the Second Sunday after Pentecost. It was the so-called New Latin Mess of 1962, erroneously termed by some "Extraordinary," a novel and anti-Catholic notion, that was the bastard child of the guttings.
It is ironic that so many pseudo-traditionalists purport to detest John XXIII, but have no compunctions about accepting his Half New Order Vatican II Mess of 1962. Both the 1956 Mess and the 1962 Mess are the product of corruptions of the Traditional Latin Mass that deliberately led less than a decade later to the full-blown Protestant-Masonic-Pagan 1969 "New Mess" of the Newchurch of the New Order, which is not even a Mass at all, but, according to the man, Hannibal Bugnini, who was primarily responsible for writing it, was intended from the start to be a heretic (and invalid) Protestant service.
Traditional Catholics, of course, will have nothing to do with either the 1956 or the 1960/1962 corruptions of the Traditional Latin Mass or the unordained Novus Ordo presbyters that simulate those corrupted Messes.
Pentecost, together with Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter, is among the very highest of Catholic feastdays, but the heretical Newchurch bishops of the United Kingdom decided on May 23, 2021, to spurn Catholic Pentecost to substitute a "Political" Pentecost that has nothing to do with the Catholic religion. Newchurch in the United Kingdom, as well as other countries around the world, is not a religious, but a Leftist political organization, merely using a few trappings of religion to fool the Newchurchers. But, more and more, Newchurchers are not being fooled. They are walking out.
The letter of the U.K. Newbishops dovetails perfectly with the programme of the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio to metamorphose his Newchurch into a political, rather than a religious organization. In doing so, he is following the failing lead of the Leftist Protestant sects, who, according to recent studies, have been losing congregation members hand over first. Most Christians are sick and tired of having their religions turned into foils for Leftist, even Marxist, politics and are voting with their feet. Especially since 2000, Leftist Protestant sects -- and in that one must include the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church -- have lost about half of their already faltering membership.
The U.K. Newbishops' Pentecost letter speaks not of the miracle of the Holy Ghost upon the previously pusillanimous Apostles, not about the beginning of the Catholic Church, but about "carbon neutrality." Newchurchers are not urged to seek the gifts and fruits of the Holy Ghost, but to reduce their carbon footprint. The Newbishops have turned the traditional prayer for the Holy Ghost to "renew the face of the earth" into a cheap Leftist political screed of environmentalist fanatics, marching in lockstep with Bergoglio's Marxist political diatribe, Laudato si', issued in 2015 under the guise of an encyclical letter. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the LS News Agency.]
Traditional Catholics, to the contrary, times are a-changing against Newchurch. The U.K. Newbishops' Pentecost letter was greeted not with acceptance, but rather with derision by outspoken Newchurchers who derided the Newbishops' blasphemy in high-jacking Pentecost's religious doctrine to make it serve Leftist/Marxist secular political goals. Meanwhile, Newchurch membership continues to plummet in the United Kingdom.
The ancient Romans had a saying: "Facto, Non Verbo," yet all that Newchurch puts out is an endless prattle of high-sounding words from the Three Paedophile Newpopes, Francis-Bergoglio, Benedict-Ratzinger, and the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla. Now Bergoglio has put out another chapter of words, but no sign that the paedophile crimes that it is supposed to address will decrease from their ever-increasing numbers because, in the end, the Newpopes just don't care.
Pope St. Pius V, who standardized the Traditional Latin Mass for all time, cared. In his Papal Bull, "Horrendum illud scelus" of 1568 he expelled from the Catholic Church any of his clergy accused of such crimes and consigned the criminals to the secular government to pay the just punishment, which, at the time, included capital punishment. Pope John XXIII cared. In his Instruction "Crimen sollicitationis" of 1962, he prescribed the sternest of penalties for such crimes. These were serious popes.
Newpope Francis-Bergoglio issued on June 1, 2021, more wordsmithing of the "New" Canon Law, which replaced the Catholic Code of Canon Law in 1983. Benedict-Ratzinger tried a similar approach, and the problem got only worse. The title of Bergoglio's Apostolic Constitution "Pascite gregem Dei," is ironic because it prescribes what Bergoglio has signally failed to do in the eight years of his regime: tend the flock of God. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Traditional Catholics, in his Apostolic Constitution Francis-Bergoglio essentially admits that he has failed. He writes: "In the past, much damage has been caused by the [New]church's failure to perceive the intimate relationship between the exercise of charity and punishment." Yet it was Bergoglio himself who declared in 2016 a "Year of Mercy" without a Year of Justice. Newchurch criminals from the Newpope himself on down were rarely punished and most often acted as accomplices in the most vile crimes imaginable. Even the head of Bergoglio's own Newpontifical Council for Legislative Texts had to admit that under Bergoglio there was "a climate of excessive laxity in the application of criminal law” in Newchurch.
The Newchurch of the New Order has so corrupted the sacraments that now it openly "marries" public bigamists. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office has now admitted that he had "married" his Newchurch "fiancé" on May 29, 2021, in a "secret ceremony" at Westminster Newcathedral in front of thirty surreptitious invitees.
This is the latest Newchurch scandal, which has set off confusion and outrage amongst British Newchurchers. Johnson was already a bigamist, having been "married" twice before. In 1993 Johnson married "wife" No. 2, with whom he was having an affair whilst "married" to "wife" No. 1. In 2020 Johnson had tossed aside "wife" no. 2 to "marry" "wife" No. 3, Carrie Symonds, a Newchurcher, with whom he fathered a bastard child, who was baptized -- whether validly or not, no one knows -- as a Newchurcher. The Newchurch "marriage" was officiated over by a Newchurch presbyter at Newchurch's own cathedral in London, no less. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Newsweek.]
Traditional Catholics, Boris Johnson is an apostate, having formerly renounced the Catholic Faith of his mother to become an Anglican and thus an excommunicate from the Catholic Church. Newchurch willingly cooperated in this apparent fraud of Matrimony and admitted to it only when the British press exposed the whole charade. No wonder Newchurchers are racing to get out of the phony Newchurch, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, in such great numbers that, like the (Anglican) Church of England, Newchurch will be essentially dead within another decade.
Spain, once one of the most Catholic countries of all, which protected the Catholic Faith so vigorously in the Renaissance and the Protestant Revolution, has in recent years experienced such a fall in numbers of Newchurchers that Newparishes in its capital, Barcelona, are being shut down. The shutdown was announced on May 27, 2021. In just twelve years the Newarchdiocese of Barcelona has also lost a net 260 presbyters, or 25% of its Newclergy. One presbyter is now serving forty parishes!
The 69 other Newdioceses in Spain are now facing the same shutdowns. Each six Newparishes will be merged into just one. Newchurch officials have called the shutdowns a "pastoral efficiency" move. More than one-third of Spanish Newdioceses are in deficit. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Traditional Catholics, Newchurch officials in Spain have been in touch with their counterparts in France, Germany, Belgium and Italy, all of whom are similarly shutting down large numbers of Newparishes in their countries. Of course, Newchurch officials cannot admit the problem that Newchurch is not the Catholic Church and that Newchurchers are now figuring out that they have been bamboozled out of their true (traditional) Catholic Faith -- and walking out of the Newchurch hoax in droves.
The latest Newchurch prelate to be charged with sexual assault is the notorious Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick's successor in Newark, New Jersey, Newarchbishop Peter Garety. Under cover of charity, in this case, bringing food to the girl's poor family and babysitting her, Gerety is charged with sexually assaulting the girl on at least three times in his Church rectory. The girl became suicidal in her twenties.
Gerety may have learned at the feet of McCarrick, who was found guilty in 2019 of sexually assaulting children and barely-adult Newseminarians up and down the East Coast of the United States. The Newark Newarchdiocese is on the hook for 50,000,000 USD. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Traditional Catholics, 180 presbyters in the Newark Newarchdiocese have also been charged since Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust came to public attention in January 2002. All three Newpopes since that time, Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla (1978-2005), Benedict-Ratzinger (2005-2013) and Francis-Bergoglio (2013-), have been involved as accomplices in supporting with impunity tens of thousands of Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters who have committed such crimes.