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Francis-Bergoglio's Motu Proprio "Traditonis custodes," of July 16, 2021, revoked the special status of the New Latin Mess "Extraordinary" groups (Fraternity of St. Peter - FSSP, Institute of Christ the King - ICRSS, and Institute of the Good Shepherd - IBP) within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith and relegated them to the Congregation for Novus Ordo religious with all the other crazies in the New Order. The prefect of that congregation is Newcardinal João Braz de Aviz, who hates the New Latin Mess. Three of the four CDF employees previously assigned to the groups have already been dismissed.
The heads of these three remaining New Latin Mess groups are in panic about what the future holds for them, so they are meeting during the week of August 30, 2021. Newvatican has already been talking about starting inquisitions of these three groups, as it already has of other "traditionalist" groups, which have been dissolved. The heads foresee "restrictions" coming. If the groups are not full-throated advocates of the New Order and the Vatican II Anti-council, their heads will go on the chopping block, just as have similar groups already. There are also rumors that another document may be released in September 2021 that will be even more severe than "Traditionis custodes."
Traditional Catholics, we TRADITIO Fathers had predicted for years now that just such a crisis for Newocon Newchurchers who relied on the New Latin Mess, corrupted in form from the Traditional Latin Mass (which it is most certainly not) and simulated by unordained Protestantized presbyters since 1968, would inevitably occur. Traditional Catholics can take comfort from the fact that this fraud is now being exposed and put down. Even though Francis-Bergoglio is an apostate, even such a creature can be used by Providence to set things right by forcing the clueless Neocons to face the truth: neither Newchurch or its Mess nor its presbyter-ministers are Catholic. At best, they are Protestant, and all true Catholics must shun them altogether.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
What is the difference between Ordination and Consecration in the Sacrament of Holy Orders?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
In the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders, the term "ordination" is used for the four Minor Orders (Porter, Lector, Exorcist, Acolyte), the Subdiaconate, the Diaconate, and the Priesthood. The term "consecration" is used for the Episcopate. The Newchurch of the New Order dumped the four Minor Orders (Porter, Lector, Exorcist, and Acolyte) and the Major Order of the Subdiaconate in 1972 Newchurch, like the Protestants, does not officially use the traditional terms "ordination" and "consecration," but "installation."
In 1968, a year before the invalid (fake) New Mess was published, Newchurch had already dumped the Sacrament of Holy Orders and replaced it with a Protestantized New Ordinal. Consequently Newchurch has not ordained priests since 1968, but merely what it officially calls presbyters, who are like Protestant ministers, with no power to offer Mass or confect the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
What is "the mark of the beast" is to which St. John the Apostle refers in his Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament?"
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
The "mark of the beast" is taken by traditional Catholic Biblical scholars to refer to the Roman emperor Nero, who persecuted the Christians in connection with the Great Fire of Rome in A.D. 64. Nero's persecution of the Christians for this event was documented by the Roman historian Tacitus, who lived about half a century thereafter. Tacitus claims that Nero himself set the fire and used the Christians as scapegoats to turn the blame away from himself. It is one of the most famous passages in Tacitus's most important work, Annales..
This incident occurred around the time that Sts. Peter & Paul were martyred, so it is reasonable that St. John had in mind these events. The Christians bore a particular antipathy to Nero, who is also represented in the Apocalypse by the number "666."
It seems to be a game today to treat the Apocalypse of St. John as some kind of Rubik's Cube, to which any uneducated Tom, Dick, or Harry can advance the most speculative interpretations to bolster his own peculiar preferences. Such an attitude is typically Protestant and should be scrupulously avoided by true Catholics. Remember that the Apocalypse is not a roman a clef to occasion silly soothsaying, but a spiritual work reflecting the Christian Faith as it came down to us from the Apostolic Age.
At his August 25, 2021, general audience, Francis-Bergoglio, the great hypocrite and narcissist, went even farther over the edge by hypocritically denouncing "hypocrisy in the Church" as "particularly detestable." He went on to denounce St. Peter as a hypocrite and schismatic.
In the Acts of the Apostles, the fifth book of the New Testament, St. Peter ceased eating with pagans because he was afraid of criticism, says Bergoglio. "That’s his mistake: he was more focused on criticism, on making a good impression." Bergoglio charged Peter with hypocrisy. He also went on to charge St. Peter with schism, with creating an "unjust division within the community." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio in his audience condemned "deception," yet he himself is the Great Deceiver. He is an atheistic Marxist/Modernist who pretends to be a Newchurcher. He is a man who justifies his embezzlement of funds donated for charity to the poor into his own operating expenses. He is a man who claims to be a "Holy Father," but allows his Newclergy to rape, sodomize, and sexually assault his child members with impunity. Even when his criminal Newclergy is caught redhanded, he allows them to abdicate quietly, without any penalty or punishment, like the disgraced Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was Bergoglio's biggest fund-raiser.
Just like the heretic Protestants who hate the Traditional Latin Mass, the Newchurch of the New Order hates the True Mass and persecutes those who would attempt to celebrate it. Now the first casualty has been announced. On August 23, 2021, presbyter Sixto Santamaria has been suspended from all ministries for six months and has been sent to confinement for "psychological treatment." This action of the apostate Newchurch is reminiscent of what happened in the late 1960s, when some nuns refused to give up their traditional Catholic habits and crucifixes for secular dresses and cross lapel pins.
Santamaria had been simulating in Latin the New Mess) of 1969 (Novus Ordo) -- what Benedict-Ratzinger in 2007 declared to be the "Ordinary" Mess of Newchurch. Santamaria had been simulating for eight years previous the Half Novus Ordo Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962, but gave that up when Francis-Bergoglio's Motu Proprio "Traditionis custodes" was issued on July 16, 2021, virtually suppressing in Newchurch the 1962 Mess, sometimes erroneously called the "Extraordinary" Mess.
Santamaria had been warned twice by his Newbishop of Alajuela, Costa Rica, for simulating the Novus Ordo Mess in Latin, which, according to Newchurch's own canon law, all presbyters have the right to do. Bergoglio's order characterized the New Latin Mess of 1962 as "rejecting not only the liturgical reform, but of the Vatican [Anti-]council II itself." The "liturgical reform" to which Bergoglio referred is the destruction at the Anti-council and thereafter of the New Latin Mess of 1962 and the substitution of the full-blown Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess of 1969, which is invalid (fake) whether in Latin or in the vulgar tongues. Presbyter Santamaria says that he will not protest because he says that he "loves [New]church." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, if this is the way Newchurch is going to penalize even its "Ordinary" Mess in Latin, just imagine the big boom that is going to be lowered on the New Latin Mess of 1962, so beloved of the clueless Neocon Newchurchers, who have bent the knee for a Half New Order Mess simulated by Protestantized presbyters, who are not ordained priests!
It has taken some sixty years, but now the world, and even the Newchurch of the New Order itself, is getting the message: Newchurch and its Newpopes have destroyed the "institutional" Catholic Church. On August 16, 2021, Dermot Farrell, Newarchbishop of Dublin, Ireland, admitted that the Catholic Church, and even Christianity itself, "has for all intents and purposes vanished" in Ireland. Farrell admitted that there is an "underlying crisis of faith," and that young people are abandoning the Newchurch of the New Order.
But, as a member of the heretic Newchurch clergy, Farrell was, of course, not taking into account Traditional Catholics, in whose courageous hands the Catholic Church now rests. (Traditional) Catholics in Ireland saved the Church once before. After the fall of Rome and the Dark Ages, it was Irish monks, more than any others, who preserved the Latin works of the Church and formed the basis of an incipient renaissance that led to the High Middle Ages, a time in which Catholicism, Catholic theology, art, music, and culture flourished as never before.
Farrell admitted that Newchurch clergy are dying off and that Newchurch has attracted few "vocations" (there cannot really be true vocations to the heretic Newchurch) to the clergy or religious. Although Farrell stated that "faith needs ritual," he is too blind to see that the New Order Mess or, for that matter, the New Latin Mess of 1962, has gutted ritual and become a laughing-stock. He correctly noted that there is no teaching of the Faith in families, as there once was when the Catholic Church grew exponentially. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Irish Times.
Traditional Catholics, Newarchbishop Farrell doesn't have a clue what the real problem with Newchurch is. Therefore, he has no real idea how to fix it. Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio knows, but his purpose is to destroy the Catholic religion in favor of an empty New Age religion, which .will be controlled by the secular government. That is exactly the scenario that he has set up in Red China, where the state controls all religions, which are subservient to atheistic Communist goals. Just as in the early centuries of the Church, it will be the (Traditional) Catholics who save the true Church and bring it out from the catacombs, to which it is currently heading. Newchurch has no answers: it is already dying, as a heretic sect rightly should.
There's something that doesn't add up about this story. At the Novus Ordo funeral of a fallen Chicago police officer Ella French on August 19, 2021, a Newchurch police chaplain, presbyter Dan Brandt, admits to objective sacrilege in handing out, right on live television and internet, the invalid (fake) Novus Ordo cookie to Chicago, Illinois, mayor Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot is lesbian, living publicly with her "wife" and the pair's "daughter." Moreover, Lightfoot professes to be an active heretic of the Protestant Methodist sect. The presbyter in question claims to have performed the sacrilege "thoughtlessly," after the Leftist Apostate Newcardinal Blase Cupich suddenly decided not to participate in the distribution of cookies, but to sit down and depute Brandt in his place.
It seems hard to believe that the chaplain would not have recognized his own mayor, who was first in line to manhandle the cookie and munch it down. In fact, the chaplain admits that he recognized the mayor, but that he was "absent minded" and committed an "honest mistake." Really? [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register. ]
Traditional Catholics, it seems all too convenient that Cupich bowed out, probably when he saw Lightfoot in the front pew of the church and then saw her first in line and the television cameras turned on. It is likely that Cupich threw his chaplain under the bus. What would Cupich have done? Publicly refused his mayor the cookie? Better to bow out and let his underling fall on his sword for him. In fact, the chaplain seemed to imply that if Cupich had been handing out the cookies, he would have given one to Lightfoot. Thank God, the Newchurch of the New Order is not the Catholic Church, its Newclergy are not ordained, and its "communion" is an invalid (fake) cookie. Newchurch is simply a political charade, now serving the Marxist/Modernist apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio.
Now that Francis-Bergoglio has implemented the suppression of the Half Novus Ordo New Latin Mess of 1962, aka erroneously as "Extraordinary", reports coming from Newrome on August 17, 2021, indicate that he is moving on to another one of his cherished goals, intercommunion with the Protestant heretics.
Reports are that he has put this latest heresy on the fast track, bypassing all normal channels to get his Congregation for Divine (?) Worship working on the plan over the next two months. Meanwhile, the Newbishops of Germany have already been implementing "intercommunion" on their own, and Bergoglio has said nothing against the objectively sacrilegious practice. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, of course, the Newchurch of the New Order is not the Catholic Church, but is a Protestant-Masonic-Pagan sect itself. So in reality this step is not really inter- communion, but intra- communion. Moreover, it is not "communion" at all, but ordinary cookies and Kool-Aid that have no sacramental value whatsoever.
In a stunning admission, a Newvatican official admitted that numerous Newchurch religious orders are a scam, actually committing "spiritual abuse" at a rate "more frequently than believable." He admitted that a dozen founders of Newchurch religious institutes are under investigation. So the corruption comes from the top down. The spiritual abuse involves power trips, manipulation of conscience, embezzlement, and sexual perversions.
Newarchbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, Secretary of Francis-Bergoglio's Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, i.e., Newchurch's religious Orders, made the admission in an interview on July 30, 2021. He said that the spiritual abuse was so serious that several Orders had been suppressed outright. Perpetrators have been laypeople as well as Newclergy. The abuse involves both children and adults. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, Jose Carballo intimated that Neocon groups like the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and the Institute of Christ the King (ICRSS) may be involved in the abuse. He alluded to Francis-Bergoglio's denunciation of "traditionalist" groups "fundamentalist" and intimated that such groups were "putrifying." Especially in view of Francis-Bergoglio's recent Motu Proprio "Traditionis custodes," it is clear that Bergoglio & Co. has the FSSP and similar "traditionalist" organizations in its sights for eradication. Neocon Newchurchers should long ago have gotten out of all Newchurch-affiliated groups and found an independent Traditional Catholic church, chapel, or oratory.
In 1983 Newpope JPII-Wojtyla gutted in his Newchurch of the New Order -- which is most certainly not the Catholic Church -- the traditional process of canonization into a "con-anization," a null and void, laughable perversion. Since that time Newchurch has been turning out "Unsaints" like cheap peanuts. In fact, Newchurch has now made more fake Unsaints than all the valid Saints in the entire history of the Church preceding the foundation of Newchurch at the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964!
Wojtyla went so far as to entertain the notion of the Arch-heretic Martin Luther becoming an "oecumenical" Unsaint. Francis-Bergoglio has actually created several atheistic Communists as Unsaints, like notorious Oscar Romero. Unsaints in Newchurch are selected for their "political correctness" rather than for their "heroic" Catholic Faith (which Newchurch does not have).
Notable also is how the heretic and paedophile Newpopes receive "presto" Newchurch con-anization. For 800 years before the Vatican II Anti-council of the 1960s, only two popes had been canonized, Pope St. Pius V and Pope St. Pius X, under the Catholic principle that "to whom more is given, more is expected." Thus, virtually all popes failed the ultimate test. Since the Anti-council, it seems, all Newpopes get a "participation trophy": John XXIII (who, like Pius XII, was perhaps a transitional figure, not fully a Newpope; Paul VI-Montini, who by his personal signature established the apostate Newchurch of the NewOrder and was a suspected Communist; JPII-Wojtyla, the First Paedophile Newpope, a full-throated heretic, and even pagan, who participated in numerous pantheistic rites. Even JPI-Luciani, who died after serving only 33 days as Newpope, then died, is on his way to con-anization. Undoubtedly, the ex-Nazi Second Paedophile Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger and the Modernist/Marxist Third Paedophile Newpope Francis-Bergoglio will become Novus Ordo Unsaints when they pass on.to their eternal judgment.
Now Bergoglio has put Robert Schuman (not the classical composer), called a "Father of the European Union," on the pathway to con-anization. Schuman's other qualifications for Novus Ordo Unsainthood are his stint as French prime minister and ancillary founder of the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Bergoglio hasn't figured out yet what Schuman's fabricated "miracle" is to be: the now-dissolving European Union or the now-obsolescent NATO.
Becoming an Unsaint in Newchurch is a piece of cake now. Wojtyla did away with the role of Advocatus Diaboli (Devil's Advocate), so there no check on the most absurd candidates. The traditional requirement for four miracles, meticulously examined over usually a period of centuries, has been reduced to a "wham bam thank you ma'am" travesty of one, often fabricated, like that for the Newchurch-Hindu "nun" Theresa of Calcutta. Candidates now don't even have to exhibit "heroic" virtue, such as martyrdom. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Times Post.]
Traditional Catholics, the Holy Martyrs of the Colosseum must be laughing their heads off in Heaven -- or crying their eyes out. Traditional Catholics must consider any individuals made Unsaints by Newchurch to be null and void. If one or two Unsaints should actually be true Saints (as perhaps Padre Pio), God knows, and that is all that is important. Otherwise, we have thousands of true Saints over 2,000 years, whose intercession can be prayed for.
Francis-Bergoglio's Newclergymen have become bolder in committing serious crimes -- paedophilia, embezzlement, theft -- mainly because Bergoglio does nothing to stop it. In some cases Bergoglio himself is an accomplice. However, secular authorities as picking up a lot of the slack now.
Take the case of a Newchurch presbyter in Somerset, New Jersey, who stole more than half a million USD from his Newparish, taking the hard-earned contributions of his own Newparishioners and depositing them into his own personal account. It is too bad that he didn't get the Biblical punishment for theft, crucifixion, but at least on August 3, 2021, the secular courts gave him seven years in the penitentiary to do penance for his crimes.
Presbyter Douglas Haefner said that he was intending to pay back the 516,985 USD back "eventually." However, he had been stealing the money from his Newparish for 27 years without paying anything back, so he added sins against the Seventh Commandment of God to his sins against the Eighth Commandment.
Added to the presbyter's criminality was the unbelievable incompetence of Methuen Newdiocesan officials, who let 27 years go by without having a clue what was going on. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New Jersey News.]
Traditional Catholics, unlike St. Dismas, who hung on the cross beside Our Lord, Haefner did not admit his guilt and the justice of his severe punishment. He claimed "personal and emotional issues" for his continued thievery over 27 years. It appears that the ancient Rome had the right idea, not Francis-Bergoglio's apostate Newrome. At the height of the Roman empire, justice was fair and swift, and, as a result, that period was the most peaceful and productive in the last two millennia!
On August 10, 2021, Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke announced that he had contracted the Red China Virus. On August 17, 2021, it was announced that Burke is now "in critical condition" on a ventilator -- perhaps one of those supplied to the world through the generosity of U.S. President Donald Trump. Burke is said now to have contracted a resistant strain of pneumonia on top of the virus.
From Burke's previous press statements, it appears that he did not follow Francis-Bergoglio's order that all his Newclergy be vaccinated against the Red China Virus. Burke is morbidly obese, which is a significant co-morbidity for contracting the virus, and may have other debilitating medical conditions that made him more susceptible. Burke had traveled to his native Wisconsin, where he contracted the virus, which is surging there, and is now hospitalized there.
Although Burke is erroneously called a "traditionalist," the reality is quite the opposite. He scandalized his Newdiocese of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, by "consecrating" a man as a Newchurch "nun." The local press derided his action as "The Immaculate Deception." Because of the embarrassment that he had caused to Newchurch, JPII-Wojtyla reassigned him to the Newarchdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, There he conducted a vendetta against a traditional-leaning Polish presbyter at St. Stanislaus Kosta Newparish. It was from this episode that Burke acquired his eponym "Bully." Again, because of the embarrassment that he had caused to Newchurch, Benedict-Ratzinger reassigned him to a sinecure as chief justice on Newvatican's Apostolic Signatura, which is a rubber-stamp for the Newpope. Finally, Francis-Bergoglio demoted him from chief of the court to a mere member. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Traditional Catholics, if Burke should pass to his eternal judgment as a result of his illness, according to Francis-Bergoglio's Motu Proprio of July 16, 2020, "Traditionis custodes," he will not automatically be entitled to a Half Novus Ordo New Latin Requiem Mess of 1962, unless some Newbishop takes pity upon him and permits an off-campus service. Even in that case, it will not be a Traditional Catholic priest who simulates the Mess, as Newchurch has not ordained priests since its adoption in 1968 of the Protestantized New Ordinal. Burke himself was never ordained a priest or consecrated a bishop in the Traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders. He was merely installed as a Protestant-style presbyter minister in 1975 and as a Protestant-style Newbishop in 1995.
Just when you thought that it couldn't get any worse: Now Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick, of Washington, D.C., a serial paedophile rapist for decades up and down the East Coast of the United States, who was knowingly given a pass because he was such a successful fundraiser for the embezzlement schemes of the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, is in hot water again. McCarrick had preyed on children, many of them family friends, and on Newseminarians, who were raped in their beds at his Newseminary.
Now it has been reported that McCarrick is likely a Communist (Communists by definition are atheists) as well. Perhaps it was for that reason Bergoglio selected him to be his negotiator with the Chinese Communist Party. The result of that negotiation was the "secret" 2018 deal, by which Bergoglio completely sold out his Chinese Newchurchers and Newclergy to the murderous predations of absolute dictator Xi Jinping and his Red Chinese agents. Many Newchurchers are being killed, and their churches destroyed in a pogrom that has few parallels in history.
McCarrick was revealed to have headlined events sponsored by China Energy, a Chinese Communist-led influence group. Curiously, that group's managing director is Hunter Biden, the son of the current U.S. President, who himself has taken millions of dollars in bribes from the Chinese Communists and has recently been trying to launder the money through sales of his "artworks." An operative for the Chinese Communist Party was recently indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for crimes of bribing U.S. officials. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by National Pulse.]
Traditional Catholics, Newcardinal McCarrick himself has admitted his Communist sympathies and has (correctly) spoken of parallels between Red China's absolute dictator Xi Jinping and Newpope Francis-Bergoglio. McCarrick has even gone so far as to say that "connections" exist between the "doctrines of Catholics [i.e., Newchurch] and the [atheistic] Communist doctrine." Bergoglio has made similar statements. It seems clear that, just as the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) was infiltrated by Modernist heretics, the Bergoglio regime is being run by Marxists, not to say Communists, from the very top down.
The embezzlements and frauds that Francis-Bergoglio and his Newvatican have been perpetrating, one to the tune of 1,200,000,000 USD in Australia and another to the tune of $500,000,000 USD in London, are now serving as the immoral models for other Newchurch officials to follow.
Take the case of the benefactor who made a 15,000,000 USD donation to the Wyoming Catholic (Sic) College for construction of new classroom buildings. It was the largest gift in the history of the college, which, by the way, is not Catholic any longer, but has been taken over by the apostate Newchurch of the New Order. Instead, the money was apparently embezzled by the Newchurch college's Chief Financial Officer. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Newchurch institutions, encouraged by the criminal example of Francis-Bergoglio and his cronies, have become corrupted beyond repair. When the Unholy Father sets such a bad example, naturally other crooks will follow him. In the case of this latest Newchurch college scandal, the college's president was too embarrassed to give any details. It seems that the college had performed one audit already and had been too incompetent to find the 15,000,000 USD scam. The college's CFO who embezzled the money had graduated from yet another corrupt Newchurch college, St. Thomas Aquinas. This is the kind of corrupt morality that is being taught in Newchurch colleges. There is nothing Catholic about it.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
In the past, you have often mentioned that one of the reasons why the Roman Catholic Church, by Tradition and the dogmatic Council of Trent, must keep its Latin language, is that translations do not represent the true meaning. That said, can you explain the words "assumption" and "assumed into" were selected to describe Our Lady's entrance into Heaven, body and soul? Why is the term "Assumption" used as the title of the greatest of Marian feasts?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
Our point about original languages is well proven in this case.
The Latin verb "assumo" means "to take to oneself." In later Latin, it came to mean "to take up" physically. Here "assumpta" (assumed) is in the passive voice: "was taken up," in this case, into Heaven. The verb is in the passive voice because the Blessed Virgin was not taken up into Heaven by her own power, as was Our Lord. Mary is, in the end, a creature, like us, not a goddess.
On the other hand, Our Lord arose of His own divine power. As the Introit antiphon for Easter Sunday, quoting from Psalm 138:18, puts it: "Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum" (I rose up and am still with thee). "Resurrexi" is in the active voice, not the passive, as Our Lord performed the action Himself as God.
Newchurch in many European countries has relied on taxes channeled through the secular government. Germany has recently curtailed these funds, and now Italy is curtailing such funds, which are used not for charities, but for Novus Ordo services, operating expenses, and Newclergy salaries. Newchurch in Europe, and elsewhere, seems doomed, as it cannot raise enough money to support itself, without relying on state handouts.
Contributions have been falling year after year as more and more Newchurchers reject the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order sect that was established in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church. Moreover, Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, which came to light in 2002, has continued with one scandal after another, involving Francis-Bergoglio his Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyter-ministers. Many Newchurchers have left Newchurch and stopped contributing entirely. Accordingly, the amount of Newchurch's tax revenue from the government in 2020 fell below 30 per cent for the first time ever. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, it may be surprising to you to learn that Newchurch cannot support itself. Since 2020, the “8x1000,” or the “eight per thousand” tax payout from the state has dropped to an historic low. Italy allocates a share of personal income taxes to a charitable entity, religious or secular, if the taxpayer so chooses. Those tax funds allocated to Newchurch are administered by the Episcopal Conference of Italy, composed of the Italian Newbishops devoted to the apostate New Order. Italians are liking Newchurch less and less and are flushing it down the sewer that it has become, both religiously and morally.
Newchurch has been tanking ever since the heretic Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), which in 1964 founded the Newchurch of the New Order to replace the Catholic Church. Newchurch brought with it an invalid New Mess, invalid New "Sacraments," a New Bible, a New Catechism, and an immoral New Morality. In just the last twenty years in Seattle, Washington's Newarchdiocese, one out of every seven Newchurchers has walked out, even though Seattle's population is burgeoning. "Initiations" (formerly called Baptisms) have dropped by one-fifth and marriages have dropped by almost half. And those figures don't even include the losses from 1964 to 1999.
In response to the continuing sodomy and other sexual battery against Newchurch seminarians from Newcardinals on down, Newseminaries are virtually empty; many have been closed for lack of applicants. In the Catholic Church before the Anti-council, all priests celebrated the one, true Mass in Latin. Now New Order parishes have to be polyglot, catering to every vernacular tongue on the earth. But there aren't enough New Order presbyter-ministers to staff this nightmare (Newchurch stopped ordaining priests in 1968 and substituted a Protestantized Ordinal that merely "installs" presbyter-ministers like the Protestants). Thus, there is no valid Mass and no valid priesthood in Newchurch.
Seattle currently has only 174 Newparishes. Many of them will now be closed permanently. Many more Newchurchers will leave. The meager collections will now be even less. More Newchurches will close as a result. It will be a vicious cycle in Seattle and the other 300 Newdioceses in the United States. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Seattle Times.]
Traditional Catholics, the silver lining in the wholesale closing of Newparishes is that the phony Newchurch religion, which is most certainly not Catholic, will be greatly reduced in its efforts to deceive its duped adherents with a fake Mess, fake "sacraments," and a fake "Catholic" religion. Many objective sacrileges, i.e., the New Mess and the New Latin Mess of 1962, will be stopped. Divine Justice will at last work Its will.
On August 10, 2021, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York State, was forced out of office on a triple whammy of immorality. He had been charged with sexual battery, killing thousands of senior citizens by deliberately placing them in virus-infested rest homes, and essentially embezzling state funds to arrange a payoff for his flop of a book, ironically entitled American Crisis: Leadership Lessons.
As Scripture warns: "How are the mighty fallen" (2 Kings 1:27/KJV). Cuomo attempted by immoral means to build and maintain a personal empire for twelve years by lying and intimidation. He was even planning to extend his autocracy yet another four years. But Divine Providence cut him off.
Cuomo was another one of those pro-abortion, pro-"gay marriage" "devout Catholics," like U.S. President J.R. Biden, and House Speaker N.E. Pelosi, who regard their Newchurch affiliation as a meaningless "identity " that binds them to no religious doctrine or moral code. Cuomo civilly divorced his Kennedy-family wife of fifteen years to shack up almost immediately with a television hostess. He threw the latter under the bus after fourteen years. Cuomo, a public heretic, continued sacrilegiously, blasphemously, and idolatrously to munch the Newchurch cookie and swill the Kool-Aid while living in public sin with his adulteress. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Andrew Cuomo was described as representing a new generation of Leftist politicians feigning affiliation to the Newchurch of the New Order (which is most certainly not the Catholic Church), who in addition to being a heretic, did not take even his Newchurch Protestant-Masonic-Pagan religion seriously, instead showing himself as a hypocrite, claiming Newchurch affiliation only because he thought that it would garner him votes. The gross immorality of Newchurch clergy from Francis-Bergoglio and his fellow Newpopes has by now infected lay Newchurchers with a spiritual plague far worse than the Red China Virus.
As you walk down the nave of St. Peter's Archbasilica in Rome, if you turn just before the Confessio leading down to the Tomb of St. Peter, you will find at the end of the left transept the Altar of St. Joseph, where the relics of the Holy Apostles Simon and Jude Thaddeus are contained in an ancient sarcophagus under the altar.
On August 3, 2021, in accordance with Francis-Bergoglio's orders to root out every last vestige of Tradition and impose Benedict-Ratzinger's 2007 "Ordinary" "New Mess" universally, a ghastly Novus Ordo dinner table was installed in front of the ancient altar rail, partially blocking the view of the Sacred Relics. Pius XII had in 1956 already demoted the feastday of the Holy Apostles from their traditional date, May 1, to accommodate his "political" feast of St. Joseph the Workman, which was widely denounced in the Catholic world and especially by the Italian Catholics, who mocked the "new" feast by dubbing it the feast of "San Giuseppe Communista." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, the Novus Ordo dinner table installed, likely only the first of many in St. Peter's Archbasilica, will now force Newchurch's presbyter-ministers (no longer ordained, but merely "installed" Protestant style in Newchurch since 1968) to simulate only the "New Mess" facing the onlookers as in a Protestant service. Francis-Bergoglio's steamroller to remake Newchurch into an even more heretic Modernist institution with a decidedly atheistic pagan Marxist flavor is rolling ahead wider and faster.
We have been provided with a copy of the August 1, 2021, Sunday bulletin of an independent Traditional Catholic priest, who pastors an independent Traditional Catholic church on the East Coast of the United States. He puts the situation regarding Francis-Bergoglio's July 16, 2021, document "Traditionis custodes," suppressing the sacrilegious, blasphemous, and idolatrous fake New Latin Mess of 1962 (aka erroneously as "Extraordinary"), as succinctly and clearly it can be.
Sometimes almighty God allows wicked people to do, unwittingly, good things. We can thank God that because of the actions of "Francis," so-called "priests" installed in the invalid Novus Ordo installation ceremony since 1968 [who are thereby not validly-ordained priests] will no longer make a mockery of the Traditional Latin Mass [the true Mass before the corruptions introduced starting in the 1950s] by simulating the "ceremonies" of the New Latin Mess of 1962, in which no consecration and hence no sacrifice takes place. No longer will the duped adherents of the Newchurch religion unknowingly commit acts of objective idolatry by worshipping mere bread and wine.
We TRADITIO Fathers agree with this Traditional Catholic priest's assessment: merely throwing in a little Latin for deceptive purposes does not make valid the heresy-tinged New Latin Mess of 1962, simulated by persons who are not validly-ordained priests. The 1962 Mess is not "Extraordinary": it is sacrilegious, blasphemous, and idolatrous, a fake.
All the whining and hand-wringing of the Neocon Newchurchers over the last month, who have allowed themselves to be deceived since the foundation of the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council, is going to change the reality. They have gone berserk because they now realize that for fifty years they have allowed themselves to be duped, but their pride is so great that even now they will not admit their wanton folly and cowardice, even when the Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio has forced them to face that reality.
A whistleblower who escaped Xi Jinping's Communist Chinese dictatorship has revealed that Francis-Bergoglio has been receiving hush money to the tune of 2,000,000,000 USD per annum to keep quiet about Jinping's murder campaign against Christians, Uyghurs, and other religious peoples. 3,000,000 Christians, including Bergoglio's own Newchurchers, are being imprisoned in concentration camps, along with 1,000,000 Muslim Uyghurs and an undetermined number of Falun Gong and Tibetan Buddhists.
The Chinese Communist Party's purpose is to gain influence over Newvatican policymaking and to force Bergoglio into silence. In that goal, the CCP has succeeded with Bergoglio. The international press has been reporting for the eight years of Bergoglio's regime that he barely mentions the horror going on in the atheistic country. Instead, Bergoglio signed a secret deal with Jinping in October 2018, renewed in October 2020, which de facto gives Jinping the power to appoint all Newchurch bishops in China instead of Bergoglio.
Bergoglio is one of the targets of Red China's Blue, Gold & Yellow programme for world domination: control the internet, buy influence with money, and seduce key leaders with sex. In the United States, for example, Senator Diane Feinstein was found to have a Communist Chinese spy on her staff, even while she was Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Congressional Representative Eric Swalwell's campaign was being funded by a Chinese prostitute, with whom he was consorting and who had placed a Communist Chinese spy on his staff. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Breitbart.]
Traditional Catholics, the Apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio has been vigorously pursuing full diplomatic relations with the atheist Communist dictatorship and has stated publicly: "It is the Communists who think like Christians." It is hardly deniable that Newchurch has its first Communist Newpope. What we do know is that such a man is automatically excommunicated under Pope Pius XII's 1949 Decree against Communism.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Would it be permissible for a mother to dance at the reception after his wedding. If so, what kind of dance would `be acceptable: waltz, cha-cha, boogie? There will also be a father and daughter dance.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
Reasonable celebration at a wedding reception is permitted and reflected in several Biblical passages. Naturally, a Catholic would use prudence to avoid anything vulgar or suggestive in keeping with the solemnity of the Sacrament of Matrimony, even though the reception is not a strictly a part of that Sacrament.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I recently discovered the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department, giving full information for each day of each year from January 2001 to the current month. I have found it to be a wonderful resource, not available elsewhere for the fully-traditional Roman Rite in this complete format It's a delight to discover these unknown treasures after growing up in the anti-Catholic Newchurch!
I notice that the calendar lists the color of vestments pertaining to the Mass and Divine Office of the day: I have always wondered what the significance of each liturgical color is for vestments. Could you explain?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
A simplified description (there are other examples and exceptions) would be:
Gold may be substituted for white, red, or green.
U.S. President J.R. Biden, who claims to be a "devout Catholic," but who is in fact a heretic and a promoter of abortion and "gay marriage," has been caught conspiring with the Leftist front group known as "Catholic Charities," to suborn Red China Virus-infected illegal invaders' entry into the United States. This is just the latest case grand larceny and embezzlement in Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, first exposed to the public in 2002.
On August 3, 2021, Texas police reported that the Catholic Charities front group, which have been receiving donations from Newchurchers under false pretenses and converting the money to support illegal operations. The group has been subsidizing Red China Virus-positive illegal invaders at local hotels, without notifying local officials. Although the invaders are supposed to remain secreted within the hotels, one group escaped to get Whataburgers and spread the virus among the fast-food patrons.
A concerned citizen had waved down a police offer when the group in the restaurant was caught coughing and sneezing and not adhering to public-health guidelines. The illegals admitted to police that they had tested positive for the virus and had been knowingly secreted by Catholic Charities in hotels in La Joya and McAllen, Texas. Further investigation showed that the hotels in question had been completely booked by Catholic Charities knowingly to house virus-infected illegals. In effect, without the knowledge of local officials, Catholic Charities had turned the hotel into a contagious hothouse with no supervision of the illegals. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Fox News.]`
Traditional Catholics, "Catholic Charities" is another scam run by Newchurch dioceses. This is not the first instance of donated funds being used for purposes not intended by donors. Suffice it to say that donations to Catholic Charities should be cut off entirely by true Catholics No Newchurch-associated organization can morally be trusted or consorted with.
Francis-Bergoglio, a self-admitted Marxist and self-admitted admirer of atheists, is being openly attacked for his support of the atheistic Communist regime in Cuba, which increasing numbers of Cuban citizens are now sweeping across that "imprisoned island" in demonstrations to overthrow Cuba's dictatorship.
This is not Bergoglio's first complicity with the atheist Communists in Cuba. In 2015 he caused international scandal by simulating a New Order Mess under a giant representation of the Communist revolutionary and mass murder Che Guevara. Bergoglio himself comes from a Communist-leaning country, Argentina, and he has referred to Marxists as his idols.
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is now being denounced by Cubans and libertarians around the world as showing “clear signs of sympathizing with the ideas of the Left." He is also accused of acting like Pius XII, who remained almost silent while the Nazis took over Christian Europe by force of arms.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers
When did the Catholic penitential precept of abstaining from fleshmeat on all Fridays of the year begin?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
It began with the Apostles. Explicit mention is made of the precept of abstaining from fleshmeat on all Fridays of the year in a document from the end of the first century A.D., the Didache of the Apostles, as well as by St. Clement of Alexandria and Tertullian in the third century. The perpetual tradition of the Church is clear beyond possibility of mistake on this matter.
The Friday abstinence has been the universal custom from the very beginning, as Friday is dedicated to the memory of the Passion of Our Lord, as a day on which we should make a special effort to practice penance. It is in recognition of the fact that Christ suffered and died, and gave up his human flesh and life for our sins on a Friday, that Catholics do not eat fleshmeat on Fridays. In addition, the Friday abstinence reminds us of Adam and Eve's sin and the Most Precious Blood of Christ that was shed on Calvary in atonement of the Original Sin of mankind.
By our abstinence on all Fridays of the year, we recall, and participate in some small way, in the great sacrifice of Our Lord for us on that Good Friday. Moreover, by abstaining from fleshmeat, we give up what is, on the whole, the most pleasant, as well as the most nourishing, food and so make satisfaction for the temporal punishment due to our sins even when its guilt has been forgiven in the Sacrament of Confession (Newchurch's Protestantized "reconciliation" is not a sacrament and is invalid).
The law of abstinence forbids under pain of Mortal Sin fleshmeat, as well as gravies and soups made from fleshmeat. All other kinds of food are allowed, not just fish. All persons over seven years of age must abstain. They means that they may not take fleshmeat, meat gravy, or meat soup at all on days of complete abstinence, which are all Fridays (except those falling on Holydays of Obligation), Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday (until noon), as well as the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception and Christmas. They may take meat, but only at the principal meal, on days of partial abstinence, which are Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as the Vigils of Pentecost and of All Saints' Day.
The abstinence from fleshmeat on all Fridays of the year has long obliged under pain of Mortal Sin. Pope Alexander VII excommunicated those who would minimize the character of a breach as only venially sinful. Traditional Catholics know full well that they have a grave obligation of maintaining this immemorial practice that comes to us from Christ's Apostles. Knowing and willful Breaches of the Friday abstinence must be confessed as a Mortal Sin.
Quality control, which in the pre-Newchurch era was the envy of the world, being based in the superb organization of Roman Empire, which lasted over two millennia, has now in Newchurch -- which is most certainly not the Catholic Church -- has entirely disappeared. Paedophile crimes, embezzlement, larceny are all out of control.
On July 12, 2021, it was reported that the crimes of a serial rapist "altar boy" of 19 in Francis-Bergoglio's St. Pius X Youth Newseminary just twenty metres from Bergoglio were covered up with the assistance of Newcardinal Angelo Comastri, head of the Newvatican City State, and Newbishop Diego Coletti. The rapist perpetrated his crimes daily over a period of eight years.
Gabriele Martinelli's crimes had been reported on numerous occasions to Bergoglio, who did nothing to stop them and did not expel the perpetrator. Instead, Bergoglio gave Martinelli a prominent role at his first Sistine Chapel Mess. Meanwhile, the two Newprelates were using their influence to make Gabriele Martinelli a Newchurch presbyter-minister (Newchurch clergy are no longer priests, as Newchurch stopped ordaining priests in 1968 to go to a Protestant-style clergy). Many other Newcardinals and Newbishops reported the crimes to Bergoglio, but Bergoglio was deaf to them. The third-ranking official in Bergoglio's regime even wrote that Bergoglio "knows the case well." Yet Martinelli was installed as a Newchurch presbyter-minister. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by The Washington Post.]
Traditional Catholics, although Francis-Bergoglio did nothing, as usual pandering to sex crimes amongst his Newclergy, the serial rapist Martinelli and his seminary rector, presbyter Enrico Radice, are on trial by secular authorities in the city of Rome, as they are Italian citizens. The press has been demanding a statement from Newvatican officials about Bergoglio's personal role in the affair, But Bergoglio has maintained his usual trapdoor silence. Yet secular Roman prosecutors are now breathing down on a number of fronts against Bergoglio and his corrupt Newchurch, as donations and attendance at Newchurch Messes continue to plummet.
More archaeological proof of Sacred Scripture came to light on July 30, 2021, when a section of the wall of King Solomon's First Temple was discovered during a dig in Jerusalem. According to the Fourth Book of Kings (25:10/DRV), "And all the army of the Chaldees [Babylonians], which was with the commander of the troops, broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about" (25/10:DRV). This event occurred in 587 B.C. under the Babylonian king Nabochudonosor and began the captivity of the Hebrews in Babylonia for most of the rest of that century.
Just as with the destruction by the Romans of the walls of the Second Temple, built by Herod the Great circa 10 B.C., a section of the First Temple also remains. Piecing the new section discovered with two sections previously excavated in the 1960s and 1970s, archaeologists have been able partially to reconstruct the eastern city wall, which stood three metres tall and five metres thick and stretched for 200 metres. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Newsweek.]
Traditional Catholics, the Faith has nothing to fear from true science, for, as Pope St. Pius X declared, true religion and true science cannot be at odds because they are both based in the truth. Time and time again, archaeology has confirmed the basic teachings of Sacred Scripture.
The long arm of the secular law stepped in while the three Newpopes JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio refused to act. On July 29, 2021, the polysodomite Newcardinal Theodore "Teddie" McCarrick, who for decades raped and sodomized children up and down the east coast of the United States was charged with just one of his crimes. More charges may be coming. The specific charge that got him was his sexual assault and battery of a boy during a wedding reception.
The Newpopes Wojtyla, Ratzinger, and Bergoglio let McCarrick off because he did fundraising to the tune of millions of U.S. dollars for them -- one might better call it extortion. McCarrick was Newcardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C. McCarrick, who was trying to hide out in Missouri, was ordered to be arraigned on the charges on September 3, 2021. McCarrick so far had been able to play legal shenanigans to escape being charged, but in this case he slipped up. To date, 40 of the 300 Newbishops in the United States have been accused of paedophile crimes. McCarrick is the first Newcardinal to be so charged.
The child victim chose one of the United States' most successful attorneys in holding Newchurch prelates' feet to the legal fires, Mitchell Garabedian. The boy had been repeatedly assaulted for years in four states, according to the police investigation. McCarrick committed the canonic crime of solicitation in a feigned "sacrament" of confession and was automatically excommunicated under Pope John XXIII's 1962 Apostolic Constitution "Crimen sollicitationis." This crime and the associated sacrilege is one of the most series that a priest can commit, and Pope John treated these cases with severe punishment, unlike Newpopes JPII-Wojtyla, Ratzinger, and Bergoglio, who act as accomplices to the criminals. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Boston Globe.]
Traditional Catholics, in November 2021 a Newvatican investigation found that Newpope JPII-Wojtyla knew that McCarrick was a paedophile, but did nothing. Yet Bergoglio dared to proclaim the paedophile-accomplice Newpope a Novus Ordo "Saint" in 2014, just days after Bergoglio was elected Newpope. Benedict-Ratzinger certainly knew and did nothing. Francis-Bergoglio certainly knew and did nothing. They and their apostate Newchurch are finally paying the price for their own crimes of complicity. Their Newchurch is falling down around their ears in near bankruptcy, and their New Order service attendance is now in single-digit percentages. Newchurchers are "unbaptizing" themselves at record rates, not wanting to have anything to do with the irrepairably-corrupt Newchurch of the New Order.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
In 2021 the Feast of Saint James the Greater, July 25, fell on a Sunday. I would like to know whether, because it is a Double Feast of the Second Class, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost is reduced to a commemoration or whether the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost is to be celebrated, with the Feast of St. James being reduced to a commemoration. Is it true that the 1962 Mess (aka erroneously as "Extraordinary") degrades the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints in Its New Calendar?
It seems to me that many feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints are excluded from the Half New Order Vatican II Mess of 1962, and Octaves of high feasts are no longer observed. The invalid (fake) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess of 1969 -- which Benedict-Ratzinger declared in his 2007 "Summorum pontificum" to be the "Ordinary" Mess of Newchurch -- has concocted many new (Un)saints to take the place of the traditional Saints. So the Holy Martyrs are ignored, but Newpope Paul VI-Montini, who imposed upon his Newchurch the invalid New Order Mess is now called a "saint"?!
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
You are correct. In the fully Traditional Latin Mass (1950), which Traditional Catholic priests celebrate, the Feast of St. James the Greater takes precedence. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department.
The Protestantized New Latin Mess of 1962 inverts the order to degrade the Holy Apostle, just as it degrades many feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints in its New Calendar. In fact, the 1962 Mess goes far from the Traditional Latin Mass toward the invalid (fake) New Order Mess of 1969. Moreover, those who now simulate the 1962 Mess are not validly-ordained Catholic priests in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but merely "installed" Protestantized Newchurch presbyter-ministers.
Here we go again! After embezzling almost 500,000,000 USD for a London real-estate scam, then "losing" 1,500,000,000 USD in charitable contributions that were intended for Australian charities, on July 14 reports came in from Newvatican that over 8,000,000 USD was spent on a non-existent road in the United States, probably as a means of laundering the money into schemes of Italian companies.
It has been claimed that the No. 2 in the Newvatican Secretariat of State, Newcardinal Angelo Becciu, had approved the scheme. Becciu is currently on trial for the London real-estate scam. He maintains that he is innocent and that Francis-Bergoglio ultimately approved the scheme. An Italian court has already accepted Becciu's version of the story over Bergoglio's. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Traditional Catholics, it has been charged that again it was funds donated by Newchurchers to Francis-Bergoglio's scam charity for the poor and needy called Peter's Pence, currently under investigation by the U.S.'s Federal Bureau of Investigation, that was being laundered -- embezzled would be a better word, because the money was being converted from the charitable purposes intended by the donors. Thus does Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, first exposed to the public in 2002, continue unabated -- and is even getting worse.