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At the Hour of Compline, approximately 23:00 UT on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Feast of the Holy Martyrs and Popes, Saints. Cletus & Marcellinus, independent Traditional Catholic Bishop Daniel Dolan died suddenly at age 70. The cause of his death has not yet been announced. Exequies are scheduled for May 3-4, 2022.
Bishop Dolan pastored a Traditional Catholic Mass Center, of some 600 members before the Red China Virus, at St. Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, near Cincinnati, Ohio, not far from his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Until September 11, 2020, he shared pastoring responsibility with Fr. Anthony Cekada, but on that date Fr. Cekada passed away at the age of 69 from a series of stokes. It was announced that Dolan expressed his desire for Fr. Charles McGuire to succeed him. McGuire is to be consecrated a Traditional Catholic bishop by Bp. Rodrigo da Silva on May 18, 2022. McGuire has previously served small missions in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Saybrook, Illinois.
In 1980, Fr. Dolan courageously stood up to the hypocrisy of many priests and organizations who at the time -- and still to this day -- colluded with the heretic Newchurch of the New Order. Fr. Dolan then enunciated the principles that would become the hallmarks of the Traditional Catholic Movement:
Fr. Dolan worked hard from 1993 to established some 35 Traditional Catholic Mass Centers from coast to coast in the United States. When he was asked to accept the episcopacy, he refused at first, but, eventually, on November 30, 1993, acceded to the universal pleas of the faithful. In addition to his headquarters at St. Gertrude's, Bishop Dolan made himself available to Traditional Catholic communities throughout the world, performing episcopal functions for such communities in Mexico, France, Belgium, Poland, and Italy.
The punches just keep coming from Francis-Bergoglio, following up on his July 16, 2022, Motu Proprio "Traditionis custodes," by which the so-called "Extraordinary" Half New Order New Latin Mess of 1962 is being shut down fast. Bergoglio's latest directive, of April 21, 2022, enjoins even groups like the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and the Institute of Christ the King (ICR), the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP), and other similar groups, once known as "indult" groups, to simulate the New Latin Mess of 1962 at a minimum of once a year, in the vulgar tongues.
Bergoglio "insisted" that such groups can simulate the New Latin Mess only in their own churches and oratories for their own households, not in Newparish churches. No public announcement of New Latin Messes is permitted. Moreover, no further "indult" groups, even as limited as they are now by the motu proprio, will be permitted in the future.
Former "indult" groups like the FSSP must also engage at a minimum of once a year in the New Order practice of "concelebrating," i.e., having more than one presbyter "presiding" around the Novus Ordo dinner table. Concelebration has run rampant in Newchurch to undercut the doctrine of the priesthood -- which, in any case, the Newchurch of the New Order lost in 1968 when in adopted a Protestantized New Ordinal, under which presbyters and Newbishops are merely "installed" like Protestant ministers and not ordained under the Sacrament of Holy Orders. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Famille Chretienne.]
Traditional Catholics, it remains to be seen whether the Fraternity of St. Peter, the Institute of Christ the King, the Institute of the Good Shepherd, etc., will stop colluding with the apostate Newchurch and instead sever all ties with it. Forcing them to simulate the heretical and invalid New Mess of 1969 openly and publicly violates their Newpapal charters and violates even Newchurch's own Newcanon Law, which guarantees each presbyter freedom to simulate Messes individually. When will these pseudo-traditionalist groups realize that if they continue with Newchurch, they will be dead within the decade? That is the clear and undeniable history of the New Latin Mess, which is rushing ever faster toward its extinction in Newchurch.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Is it permitted for Catholics to join The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and other secret societies associated with Freemasonry?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
From as far back as 1884, Pope Leo XIII issued the Encyclical Letter Humanum Genus [On Freemasonry], in which the pope specifically warned the faithful to beware of organizations associated with Masonry that "hide their real character under the mask of universal toleration, of respect for all religions, of the mania of reconciling the maxims of the Gospel with those of revolution" (para. 9).
In the same year, the Vatican added to its condemnation three other secret societies: the Knights of Pythias, the Elks, and the International Order of Odd Fellows. A decree of January 18, 1896, allows a nominal membership in the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and Sons of Temperance, if these conditions are fulfilled: (1) the society is entered in good faith, (2) there is no scandal, (3) grave temporal injury would result from withdrawal, and (4) there is no danger of perversion from the Catholic Faith. Although the Elks Lodge was not specifically mentioned, one could reasonably apply the same principles to that and similar secret societies.
As to Freemasonry itself, not only is Freemasonry unlawful in the eyes of the Church as a secret society to the detriment of religion but also is really a sectarian body, having its own formulae of belief about God, the soul, conscience, etc., and its own secret and public rituals and promoting syncretism (one-world religion).
A Catholic cannot be a Freemason any more than he may be a member of any other Church than the Catholic Church. Freemasonry professes Naturalism and hence is opposed to Supernaturalism. It is opposed not only to Catholicism and Christianity but also to the whole system of supernatural truth. It systematically promotes religious indifferentism ("all religions are equal"). Its ultimate purpose is, according to its Universal Manual of Freemasonry, "the overthrow of the whole religious, political, and social order based on Christian institutions and the establishment of a new state of things according to its own ideas and based in its principles and laws on pure Naturalism."
Although claiming religious toleration as one of its principles, Freemasonry openly attacks Catholicism. Since 1738 Catholics have been, under penalty of excommunication incurred ipso facto and reserved to the pope, strictly forbidden to enter Masonic societies or to promote them in any way.
The Eastern Orthodox certainly want no part of Francis-Bergoglio's phony Oecumenist Heresy (we all worship the same gods; all religions are true), but because of the pressure of Russia's war against the Ukraine, a remote meeting was arranged for show by video-conference between the apostate Newpope and the Patriarch, even though Kirill had previously blown off a meeting with Bergoglio. Now it has been announced on April 22, 2022, that a second, in-person, meeting, which had been talked about for Jerusalem in June 2022, has been called off.
Bergoglio has been yearning to be accepted and blessed by Kirill, so much so that he has compromised his vaunted Novus Ordo principle of "fraternity" and has refused to speak out against the Russian attacks against civilian sites in the Ukraine. Now Bergoglio's pro-Marxist policies have come crashing down on him, as he is being spurned by the Patriarch anyway.
Traditional Catholics, just like Francis-Bergoglio, who is facing increasing defections from within his Newchurch for his heretical teachings and practices, Kirill is facing a schism in Eastern Orthodoxy. Significant numbers of Orthodox previously under Kirill's Moscow jurisdiction have instead been joining the Ukrainian Orthodox Church since 2018. The Ukrainian Orthodox refuse to mention Kirill's name in their Anaphora (Canon), just as Traditional Catholics refuse to mention the apostate Bergoglio's name in the Sacred Canon of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Because I am invested with the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I am obligated to recite daily the Officium Parvum Beatae Mariae Virginis [Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary]. I am wondering why Vespers is the first Hour mentioned in the Little Office. I thought that Vespers and Compline are the evening Hours, therefore the last Hours of the day, with the first Hour being Matins, followed by Lauds, etc.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
In the full Divine Office, Sundays and many feasts have First Vespers the evening before the actual day, as well as Second Vespers after the Hour of None on the day itself. To synchronize with this arrangement, the Little Offices place Vespers first in the Office books. You will notice that the same arrangement is used for the Officium Defunctorum [Office of the Dead].
True to his commitment to the Vatican II Anti-council's Oecumenical Heresy (we all worship the same gods; all religions are true), the Newpope Francis-Bergoglio ordered all crucifixes removed from the event site on his Newpapal junket to Malta on April 2-3, 2022. He claimed that he committed this act so as not to offend Muslim infidels -- in spite of the fact that 83 per cent of the Maltese claim to be Newchurchers, and only 2 per cent, Muslim infidels.
There is nothing new in this act for the apostate Bergoglio, who claims that his best friends are atheists. Bergoglio has been caught several times in the past ordering the removal of Crucifixes and other traditional Catholic symbols from his event sites. In Malta, Bergoglio wanted to show support for invaders (he euphemistically calls them "migrants"), whom he has been all but forcing European countries to admit. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Christianity Daily.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio was outed by the Newarchdiocese of Malta, which confirmed that Bergoglio's "podium will not be adorned with a Crucifix given that the majority of migrants are Muslim." Yet Bergoglio's denial of the Faith his riled the Maltese. They have expressed their resentment at his pressuring tiny Malta to accept hordes of "migrants," even though the island is barely more than 300 square kilometres in area. Meanwhile, Bergoglio's Vatican City admits nary one homeless person. The Swiss Guard is appointed to drive the homeless out because they hurt tourism and thus cut into Bergoglio's profits.
Newchurch's moral bankruptcy claimed another victim on April 19, 2022, when its sex criminal presbyter, Stephen Kiesle, of Oakland, California, who was kept in the active Newchurch ministry by Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, in a drunken stupor ran his speeding car up onto a curb and killed head on a man innocently walking with his wife on the sidewalk. The man was declared dead at the scene.
Kiesle had been accused by several families of committing sexual assaults against their children, including six boys at a Newparish in Union City, California, one boy at a Newparish in Pinole, and three girls at a Newparish in Fremont. Although the Newchurch diocese of Oakland pleaded with Newchurch's cardinal responsible at the time for sex crimes, Josef Ratzinger, later to call himself Newpope Benedict XVI, Ratzinger, was complicit, as a 2022 investigation revealed, in keeping Kiesle in the active Newchurch ministry, from which even Kiesle himself asked to be dispensed. Ratzinger claimed that Kiesle should be kept on "for the good of the [New]church." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by SFGate.]
Traditional Catholics, the Newchurch of the New Order continues to perpetrate vile crimes against children and adults. Its Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is as alive today as ever. The Newpopes themselves have been openly complicit in these crimes, which St. Paul (Romans 1:32/DRV) declared are "worthy of death," both for their perpetrators and "they also that consent to them." These accomplices include the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and the current pretender Francis-Bergoglio. No true Catholic can have anything whatsoever to do with the imposter Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. Nothing under the sun could be clearer by this time.
While western Newchurchers rolled over to the apostate Newpopes and turned their altars around to face the congregation in violation of apostolic tradition, eastern Newchurchers are fighting Bergoglio tooth and nail over his attempts to "modernize" the Eastern Church, now that he has destroyed the Western Church. The resistance to Bergoglio has been so pronounced that Il Papa Dittatore has had to issue a second directive on April 1, 2022, to his Eastern Newchurchers to "modernize," telling them that they will suffer "difficulty and pain" if they don't capitulate. Yet his self-described "pleas" have fallen on deaf ears.
The turnaround of the altar, which westerners call versus populum, had been fought now for a decade. Eastern presbyters have gone on a hunger strike and have burned Bergoglio's Newcardinals in effigy. More than 300 Eastern-rite presbyters passed a unanimous resolution refusing to celebrate the Holy Qurbana (Holy Sacrifice) facing the congregation. This abomination has almost completely taken over Newchurch in the West. [The Catholic World Report.]
Traditional Catholics, one wonders what would have happened if Westerners had been as courageous their Eastern counterparts and just said "NO!" to Newpope Paul VI-Montini, who implemented each and every one of the Vatican II Anti-councils heretical documents. The whole "Liturgical Revolution" might easily have been derailed before it got started. But, no, Western Catholics lost the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church and in 1964 got the fake Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. The latest Pew Foundation study indicates that yet another tranche of Newchurchers has walked out, so that only about 5 per cent of core Newchurchers are left, while at the same time even as many as half of New Order churches are being shut down because of lack of attendance and lack of donations.
Francis-Bergoglio, in addition to his now-undeniable apostasy from the Catholic Mass, Sacraments, doctrine, and morality, doesn't even sound like a "pope." Perhaps that is why not only Traditional Catholics but also an increasing number of his own Newchurchers are publicly stating that he is not a pope at all, but a fraud, a Marxist, even an excommunicated Communist.
Even though he admits in his own book to being a Marxist, who secreted the most vile Marxist/atheistic books under his pillow at the Argentine Newseminary that he attended, nevertheless if any of his opponents who denounce him for his apostasy from the Catholic Faith should bring these facts up, the Newpope, who suffers from a raging case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), flies into a rage and calls his opponents filthy names. One of his favorites is "shit-eaters" (coprophiliacs).
His latest rage was against an Argentine reporter who criticized the Marxist Newpope for being partial to the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Bergoglio sent a handwritten letter on April 7, 2022, accusing the reporter of "disinformation, slander, defamation, and shit-eating." Already in 2018 Bergoglio had accused the media of being "shit-eaters." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, the world is gradually getting the truth about Francis-Bergoglio -- and he doesn't like it one bit. While he mouths "fraternity," he refuses to criticize, in addition to the bellicose dictator Vladimir Putin, also the dictator of Communist China, Xi Jinping, for imprisoning and executing Uyghurs, Buddhists, and Christians. Even the international press has become increasingly critical of Bergoglio for his silence on Putin's war of aggression against the Ukraine and Red China's war against religion. Bergoglio has even been accused under Catholic moral theology of being a personal accomplice in the "crimes, atrocities, and barbarities" being committed in those countries. It seems that the hypocritical mask of Bergoglio is now being ripped off, and the jig is up for him.
We know that the New Latin Mess of 1962, erroneously called "Extraordinary" by Newchurch, is most certainly not the Traditional Latin Mass, any more than the Newchurch of the New Order is the Catholic Church. Nevertheless, it is instructive to see how the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio treats his Neocon Newchurchers, as his autocratic behavior provides more evidence why no true Catholic should have any association whatsoever with his Newchurch sect.
Bergoglio has shut down Newchurch's Discalced Carmelite Monastery of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, and fired its chaplain as of April 3, 2022, claiming that the Rule of St. Theresa of Avila is "too traditional." Their sin was to use the New Latin Mess, which Bergoglio suppressed in 2021 with his directive "Traditionis custodes," and to follow the traditional Carmelite rule. Bergoglio also fired Newmonsignor Thornburn from the chaplaincy of Newchurch's Discalced Carmelite Monastery in Valparaiso, Nebraska, a thirty-year veteran there. The ill-starred Fairfield chaplain, Fr. Maximilian, was a refugee from the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, which was previously shut down by Bergoglio. He should have known better, but he continued to associate with Bergoglio's apostate Newchurch sect and has now paid the price for his folly.
The means by which Bergoglio has ordered the shutdowns and firings is the infamous Newvatican Inquisition, which is the vehicle that Bergoglio is continuing to use to suppress his other Neocon Newchurchers and the New Latin Mess. The visitation of the Newchurch Discalced Carmelites was concluded in September 2021. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, the visitations and shutdowns come pursuant to a Newvatican instruction that Francis-Bergoglio had issued in 2018, Cor orans, in which he forces formerly autonomous monastic orders of women into Marxist-like "mixed collective associations." The instruction bars contemplative orders from Newchurch and forces cloistered religious away from prayer and out into the secular world. The nuns' religious formation will henceforth be strictly according to the Vatican II Anti-council. Thus, another small vestige of Catholicism has been expelled from the Newchurch of the New Order, which every true Catholic is obliged in conscience to shun as an apostate organization, in many cases much worse than the heretical Protestant sects.
On April 7, 2022, Francis-Bergoglio again revealed his perverted view of the papacy, even as more and more Newchurchers, not just Traditional Catholics, are becoming outspoken in stating that Bergoglio is not a real pope. Bergoglio told the Pontifical German Institute in Newrome that his model for a pope was Adrian VI, who attempted to "reconcile" the Catholic Church to the Arch-heretic Martin Luther.
Adrian VI (r. 1522-1523) was the last non-Italian pope. He hailed from Utrecht, then part of Greater Germany, which, in the later period of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), was the instigator of many of the heresies adopted by that Anti-council. The Church in Northern Europe was then, as it is today, constantly pushing heresy and immorality. From it also came one of the central leaders of the Modernist rebellion at the Anti-council, one Josef Ratziner, who later presumed to style himself Benedict XVI. Adrian sent his nuncio to the Diet of Nuremberg to beg forgiveness of the Arch-heretic Luther for the "sins" of the Roman Catholic Church. Adrian died in a year and was unable to accomplish his malignant designs.
It is only to be expected that the apostate Bergoglio would praise a pope who tried to "reconcile" the Catholic Church with the Arch-heretic Luther, who hijacked half of the Catholics souls of Europe into the damnable Protestant Heresy. That evil was partially undone only when the devout Catholic Christopher Columbus, by his own design and that of the similarly0devout Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, chartered a courageous voyage to the New World, not so much for spices, but, as Columbus's own journals show, to win back souls lost to the Protestant Heresy in Europe. And that the trio did accomplish -- in spades -- until the Vatican II Anti-council of 1962-1965 destroyed their work.. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio would never utter a word of praise for his saintly predecessor, the last pope before Pius X (r. 1903-1914) to be recognized by the true Church as a Saint, Pope Pius V (r. 1566-1572). Pius V, who canonized the Traditional Latin Mass for the world in perpetuity (1570). Pius V, who saved the Western Civilization by defeating the Infidels at the Battle of Lepanto (1571). Pius V, who finally had the courage to excommunicate Bloody Elizabeth, the heretic queen of England, who viciously slaughtered Catholic priests and bishops with abandon. No, of course Bergoglio would never praise this true Saint-Pope!
What the radical Newchurchers are apparently ready to do on the Left, the Neocon Newchurchers refuse to do on the right. The pseudo-traditionalists seem too cowardly to do anything but bend the knee to Newchurch's apostate Newpopes, Newdoctrine, and Newmorality. The pseudo-traditionalist Neocon Newchurchers are of the ilk whom Christ condemned, not courageous in the Faith, but pusillanimous. They are of the ilk whom St. Paul condemned, not moral, but cooperators with evil, is the apostate Newchurch of the New Order.
Even the Newchurch hierarchy is increasingly fragmented. One recent example of this fact is the April 11, 2022, open letter sent by 70 Neocon Newbishops to their Neocon Newbishop colleagues in and around Germany, the same source from which the heretic Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) originated, whose star was the besuited Modernist Josef Ratzinger, later to dub himself Benedict XVI. The open-letter signers deprecated the Protestant "Synodal Way" process that is going to turn Newchurch on its head in 2023 into a "Vatican III" Anti-council. But whom are these Neocon Newbishops really deprecating but the self-proclaimed Marxist leader of their own Newchurch, Newpope Francis-Bergoglio! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, it seems that Newchurch is now slipping further toward outright schism. Already many Traditional Catholics do not regard Francis-Bergoglio and his immediate predecessors as real popes, but now there are an increasing number of Newchurchers on the Left who don't regard Bergoglio as a real pope either. And Bergoglio knows full well that many in his Newchurch suspect his legitimacy. He has referred to the doubt about his legitimacy even to the international press. In reality, schism already exists in Newchurch: every clueless Tom, Dick, and Harriet Newchurcher has his or her own idea of what is Catholic, and the Marxist Bergoglio, who hates Catholics, but loves Marxists and atheists, whom he calls his best friends, has become the lightning rod for the ultimate fracture of the apostate Newchurch of the New Order.
As the story goes, Francis-Bergoglio thought that he could pull a fast one by allowing the pseudo-traditionalist Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) to continue to operate, albeit under restrictions and only temporarily. It appears that Bergoglio took the action -- if in fact he even did so; there is no official confirmation -- under condition of plausible deniability. No one at Newvatican is confirming whether the purported "Decretum" of February 11, 2022, even exists: it has not been published by Newvatican. It exists only in a purported Latin and Spanish version published by the FSSP itself on its web site. Thus, it is not even an official document of Newchurch.
Even if the purported decree exists, it would be only temporary and transient, as Bergoglio has ordered an inquisition of the pseudo-traditionalist FSSP according to the standards of the heretical Vatican II Anti-council. If the FSSP passes the inquisition, the FSSP would be proven once again to be a fraud, merely an heretical handmaiden of the apostate Newchurch of the New Order. If the FSSP fails, it would compromised as it already is, would bite the dust.
To add to the furor, 70 Newcardinals, Newbishops, and Newtheologians of Newchurch met on April 7, 2022, and the keynote address, delivered by Professor Massimo Faggioli, noted that Bergoglio's legitimacy as Bishop of Rome has become increasingly questioned by the full-blown Modernists in control of Newchurch . Now, in a Modernist backlash, Bergoglio is being criticized for purportedly allowing the pseudo-traditionalist FSSP to continue to operate pending Bergoglio's inquisition of the FSSP, albeit only under restrictions and only temporarily. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Reporter.]
Traditional Catholics, it is becoming clear that the limited voices of the Neocon Newchurchers, who want a little corner for their corrupted "Extraordinary" New Latin Mess of 1962, are being overwhelmed by the vast majority of Newchurch leaders, who want any semblance of "traditionalism" abolished root and branch. Most likely, the FSSP will abysmally fail Francis-Bergoglio's inquisition -- all other pseudo-traditionalist organization has failed their inquisitions to date, like the pseudo-traditionalist Franciscan and Carmelite groups. It is the just and necessary outcome for the pseudo-traditionalist organizations who have for years bent the knee to attempt a compromise with Newchurch, only to find themselves beaten to a pulp. One cannot morally or practically make a Mephistopelean compromise on the Faith. You cannot serve two masters: Christ and Satan.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I am very confused by all the contradictory statements concerning Fatima that have come forth, mainly after the Vatican II Anti-council. When I was growing up, Fatima was a simple, private devotion, and even subordinate to Lourdes. Now Fatima seems to have become so commercialized and exaggerated that anyone thinks that he can write book about it or lead an expensive tour to Portugal or simply replace basic Catholic and Apostolic teaching with some kind of New Age substitute. I still hear endless speculation about the purported "third secret." What is going on?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
You make an excellent point. Frankly, there has been so much politicking about Fatima that the simple, private devotion existing before the Vatican II Anti-council has been thoroughly corrupted by those who would abuse the devotion, mainly the Newpopes, to further their own political objectives. Thus, these malign forces have caused much confusion about Fatima. Fatima has, in many instances, been turned into some kind of cult that is made even more important than the Holy Gospels, if you can believe that.
The dogma of the Church is that God's Public Revelation consists of two things and two things only: Sacred Scripture (the Bible) and Sacred Tradition. Purported private revelations occurring after the Apostolic Age are explicitly not part of the Public Revelation of the Church. They are not a matter of faith. Any Catholic may believe them or not believe them without taint of heresy.
Our Lord has no "secrets" from us. To believe that he does is a notion tainted with the Gnostic heresy. On Good Friday, when the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John is chanted or recited at the Sacred Rites on that uinque day, we shall all hear once again Christ answering the Jewish high priest Caiphas that His teaching is in the open and not in secret: "I have spoken openly [palam] to the world: I have always taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort; and in secret [in occulto] I have spoken nothing" (John 18:20/DRV).
Unfortunately, too many "Fatimists" have been toying with heresy when they attempt to make Fatima the be-all-and-end-all of the Catholic Faith. There was one pseudo-traditionalist presbyter, now deceased, who even went so far as to equate Fatima with Sacred Scripture. That is heresy. We can learn much from the wisdom of the Church's greatest mystic, St. John of the Cross, who understood these matters far better than any of us can. He explicitly warned us:
The desire for private revelations deprives faith of its purity, develops a dangerous curiosity that becomes a source of illusions, fills the mind with vain fancies, and often proves the want of humility and of submission to Our Lord, Who, through His Public Revelation, has given all that is needed for salvation. We must suspect those apparitions that lack dignity or proper reserve, and above all, those that are ridiculous. This last characteristic is a mark of human or diabolical machination. STAY AWAY FROM VISIONS, APPARITIONS, AND MIRACLES AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. BE CAREFUL OF VISIONS, EVEN WHEN THEY ARE AUTHENTIC.
Traditional Catholics, with Holy Week imminent upon us, we need to commit themselves to first things first and not be led astray from the primary dogmatic principles of the Catholic Faith. First is Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God Incarnate. No human creature, no matter how highly regarded, comes anywhere close to that status. First is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is Christ's sacrifice on Calvary. No private devotion, no matter how highly regarded, comes anywhere close to Holy Mass. Let not Satan so lead us astray into byways and crooked paths that we forget the first principles of our Traditional Catholic Faith and the practice of them.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
The Traditional Catholic priest that brought me into the true Church once said in a sermon that it is clearly God's will for the apostate Newchurch to sink into oblivion. Newchurch is the Titanic, and it is taking with it many souls. It is the Traditional Catholics independent of Newchurch that have been in the lifeboats keeping the true Church alive for the last sixty years. If you read Sacred Scripture, you will understand that not many are destined to Heaven, and the current situation is the means by which God is separating the faithful lambs from the perfidious goats.
For those in Newchurch who claim to be "traditionalist," it is time not only to get out but also to do whatever they can to hasten Newchurch's sinking. Instead of praying and hoping that change will happen someday within the apostate Newchurch, they should accept the fact that God has spoken and that the corrupt, immoral, anti-Catholic Newchurch must die, collapse, and be reduced to ashes, in order that the true Church can return as the "institutional" Church.
The notion of a "traditionalist" pope arising from within the apostate Newchurch is a fantasy. Even if such a pope, contrary to reality, should arise, what could he do? There is so much heresy, sacrilege, corruption, and immorality throughout Newchurch that it would have to be gutted to the core and restarted all over again. It is best to let Newchurch die and let the true Catholic Church rise again from the ashes as the "institutional" Church We have Our Lord's promise of the indefectibility of the Church, and even now the true Church exists among the faithful Traditional Catholic clergy and laity in Traditional Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories around the world, just as it did in that terrible period of the fourth century when most of the bishops and some popes fell into the Arian heresy.
It is time for Newchurch conservatives to embrace the obvious and hasten Newchurch's destruction. Stop donating to Newchurch "charities," whose funds are embezzled, even by the current Newpope, in fraudulent schemes. Stop donating to Newdiocesan churches, which only use that money to help Newbishops pay for paedophile crimes. Stop giving any sort of assistance to Newrome, which is run by a group of apostates from the true Catholic Faith. Find a Traditional Catholic church and support the Traditional Catholic priest there, who is actually concerned with saving souls instead of playing politics. Let apostate Newrome die. Let the apostate Newpapacy die. In short, let the whole apostate Newchurch corporation die.
The true Catholic Church will survive without a pope for a time, maybe a long time, if that be God's will. It has happened before, in the fourth century, in the fourteenth century, and at other times. It will survive because the head of the Church is Christ, as St. Paul writes: "Et ipse est caput corporis Ecclesiae, qui est principium: ...ut sit in omnibus ipse primatum tenens" [And He (Christ) is the head of the body the church: ...that it all things, He may hold the primacy] (Colossians 1:18/DRV).
His Traditional Catholic priests will carry on the true Traditional Catholic faith, as they have for the last sixty years. When the apostate Newpapacy is broken, when the apostate Newchurches are closed, and when the whole apostate Newchurch corporation is bankrupt, Newchurchers will finally learn their lesson and will cry out for help to the Traditional Catholics who already have their places in the lifeboats.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
That is the position that we TRADITIO Fathers have taken in our Daily Commentaries. The Newchurch of the New Order and its Newpopes are no more Catholic than are the Protestant heretics. Actually, the Newchurchers are even less Catholic because they are pagan as well as Protestant. Did not Francis-Bergoglio install and bless the nude pagan fertility goddess Pachamama in front of the high altar at St. Peter's Archbasilica in Newchurch, which was then profaned and remains desecrated until it can be reconsecrated by a Traditional Catholic pope not associated with the apostate Newchurch and its apostate Newpopes?
Newchurchers may not have too long to wait for the sinking of their Newchurch of the New Order. All the studies over the last two decades have shown that Newchurch has no reached a desperate state. It is losing membership hand over fist. it is riddled with dissension and confusion. It is awash with immorality. Its financial resources are near bankruptcy. It has laid off most of its staff in Newrome and is even now closing many its churches all over the world.
On March 31, 2022, Newcardinal Reinhard Marx, appointed by Bergoglio as one of nine members of his Executive Committee (Council of Newcardinal Advisors) to run Newchurch, already explained that the Newchurch Catechism of 1993 is not "set in stone." "One is allowed to doubt what it says." It can be changed at any time. In the end, councils don't matter, popes don't matter, God's law doesn't matter. Newchurch is again shown to be certainly not the Catholic Church, but an heretical Protestant sect, with ever-changing doctrine, liturgy, and morality.
Newcardinal Marx specifically indicated that " homosexual, queer, or trans [sic] people" will be accommodated into Newchurch teaching. Newbishop Georg Batzing, Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, and Newcardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the Commission of Bishops' Conferences of the European Union, agreed with Marx that Newchurch no longer believes in the prescriptions in Sacred Scripture that "sexuality should be practiced only within marriage," specifically denying the explicit dictum of St. Paul: "No fornicator ... hath inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God (Ephesians 5:5/DRV).
Confirming his approval of homosexuality, queerness (whatever that means), and transgenerism, Bergoglio's official preacher, Newcardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, for the Friday "homilies" during Lent, which all members of the Newromen Curia have to attend, preached "oecumenical communion" on April 1, 2022. Nor was it any April Fool's joke. This is the bedrock position of the Newchurch apostates that every heretic, schismatic, and infidel should be able to munch the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and swill the Novus Ordo Kool-Aid. It is, as Newcardinal Marx explains it, "a question of bringing together the positive aspects and authentic values in every tradition so as to form a 'mass' of common truths that will gradually lead us to unity" with the Protestants and other non-Catholics. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Traditional Catholics, Newcardinals Marx and Hollerich and Newbishop Batzing, are assiduously working, with Francis-Bergoglio's connivance, to get perverted new doctrines included into Bergoglio's General Synod (Vatican III) of 2023. Bergoglio's plan for this Vatican III is to take the Vatican II Anti-council a giant step forward into paganism and perversion. The minor brohahah on the "Extraordinary" New Latin Mass of 1962 is a drop in the bucket compared to the changes in doctrine and morality that are coming.
According to the old maxim: "Birds of a feather flock together." Now, as more details come out about the criminal behavior of Newbishop Gustavo Zanchetta, convicted on March 4, 2022, and now in prison for five years, for committing sex crimes against young Newseminarians in Argentina, where he and Jorge Bergoglio were intimates before Bergoglio became Newpope and moved to Newrome in 2013. Almost Bergoglio's first appointment of a Newbishop was: Zanchetta. When Zanchetta was outed in 2017, Bergoglio transferred him to his own bosom in Newrome and made up a cushy job especially for him
Now that Zanchetta is safely locked away, the once-intimidated young accusers are now starting to go public. And their stories show that Zanchetta had similar autocratic/dictatorial characteristics as have been displayed by Bergoglio, and Zanchetta also seems to share Bergoglio's Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), common among paedophiles.
One Newseminarian who was the victim of sexual assault by Zanchetta at age 19 said that Zanchetta used his authority to pressure young men to make the Newseminary little more than his own personal brothel. Zanchetto also bragged to the young victims about his being an intimate of Bergoglio. Many of the Newseminarian victims whom Zanchetta targeted came from poor families. Thus, Bergoglio's intimate is said to have committed two of the Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution: sodomy and oppression of the poor. "We were practically nothing to him," said the ex-Newseminarian, just sexual objects to be manipulated. He pursued the youngest Newseminarians and stayed away from the older ones, who might have resisted him physically. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio was so complicit in the Zanchetta corruption that he has yet to issue a public statement about his conviction. This case simply confirms what anyone with his eyes open knows: Bergoglio's Commission on Child Protection is simply a propaganda ruse, intended to turn public attention away from the vile crimes that Bergoglio and his top-level henchmen continue to perpetrate to this day. No true Catholic can morally have anything to do with Bergoglio and his crime machine, the apostate Newchurch of the New Order.
The so-called "Extraordinary Form" (New Latin Mess of 1962) was always a misnomer and a fraud. It is not true that it is a form of the Roman Rite; rather, it is foreign to that Rite. Benedict-Ratzinger's problem was that he wanted, on the one hand, to assert that the Half New Order 1962 Mess and the Full-blown New Order New Mess of 1969 were different items at law and, on the other, that they were not two separate Rites of Mass. For, if they are different Rites of Mass, then there would be liturgical division right at the center of the Church, division in the very lex orandi of the Church. This division implies doctrinal division as well. It would imply that the See of Rome was a double-headed monster.
The truth is that there can be only one liturgical Rite that is proper to any given diocese, including the See of Rome, for a diocese is a portion of God's holy people, and it must therefore be united in its law of prayer. Other Rites can be allowed by way of exception, but two Rites cannot be proper to one see. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Milan, the Ambrosian Rite is the proper liturgical Rite. The Roman Rite is ultimately permitted in some parishes there by way of exception. The reason that only one Rite can be proper to one diocese is immemorial and unexceptional custom. It is unprecedented to make two different Rites proper to one see. For example, the Byzantine Rite and the Roman Rite cannot both be proper to the Archdiocese of Chicago or to the Byzantine Diocese of Passaic -- to speak here of the Rites, Dioceses, etc., as they were before the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965).
Ratzinger admitted that the Traditional Rite was never abrogated or juridically suppressed. Before 1970, it was unquestionably the Rite of Mass for the Latin Church. Because this status was never ended by any adequate canonical instrument (nor can it be, as it is protected by the law of immemorial custom), it remains the one and only proper Mass of the See of Rome and most of the Dioceses of the Latin Church (all but two of them, in fact, as the Braga and Lyonnais Masses are only liturgical Uses; that is, they are small variations).
It follows logically that the New Order "Rite," which is not properly to be called a Rite, is completely illegitimate. As Archbishop Lefebvre rightly found, it is a bastard rite. If it is illegitimate, it must be illicit, and if it is illicit, no one can ever be required by law to attend it. (The matter of validity is separate; of course the New Order "Rite" is invalid and devoid of any Sacramental grace, just like a Lutheran "Mess.")
The New Latin Mess of 1962 (it is most certainly not the Traditional Latin Mass) is a corrupt, or corrupted, form of the Roman Mass because the intent of its framers was to prepare the way for the revolutionary New Mess of 1969, which the 1962 version already goes half way to achieving. Hence, the 1962 Mess should be shunned in favor of the Traditional Latin Mass of the Roman Rite (1950). Any compromise with the Half New Order Mess of 1962 or the Full-blown New Order Mess of 1969 is a compromise with the very revolution that seeks to destroy the Catholic Faith.
If you are in a tug-of-war, you must not merely stand your ground. No, you must pull as hard as you can in the opposite direction. Hence it is insufficient and even counter-productive merely to advance the 1962 Mess. No, it is necessary to pull away entirely from the revolution by embracing the Mass as it was on January 1, 1950, before the Propers for the Feast of the Assumption were changed by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini to begin his nefarious programme of wreckovation.
On March 31, 2022, Francis-Bergoglio in the revised version of the March 19 Apostolic Constitution "Praedicate evangelium," has officially and finally dumped the so-called "Extraordinary Form," that is, the New Latin Mess of 1962.
The term "Extraordinary Mess" was a complete fabrication by Benedict-Ratzinger in his 2007 "Summorum pontificum," just more fakery on the part of the Newchurch of the New Order, intended to pave the way to the full-blown Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess of 1969. The "Ordinary" / "Extraordinary" distinction is not Catholic and had never been used before in the Catholic Church.
In the true Catholic Church, a Mass is a Mass - period. Benedict-Ratzinger, violated 2,000 years of Catholic liturgical doctrine to concoct the anti-Catholic notion of different "forms" of the Roman rite. Ratzinger's fabrication lasted only fifteen years, during which numerous Newchurch publishing houses got rich reprinting 1962 books with a new title and cover: "Extraordinary Form." Now this "Extraordinary" fakery has been exposed and dumped into oblivion, where it belongs.
Traditional Catholics, true Catholics are now even more confirmed in their decision to dump the Newchurch of the New Order as certainly not the Catholic Church and seeking the fully Traditional Latin Mass (1950) and Sacraments at churches, chapels, and oratories around the world entirely independent of the fake Newchurch of the New Order.
On March 30, 2021, Newmonsignor Mauro Carlino, Secretary to the No. 2 (Sostituto) in Newvatican's State Department, appeared before Newvatican's Court in the Great London Embezzlement Trial and stunned the court by testifying under oath that Francis-Bergoglio received weekly reports from his Secretary of State on the embezzlement and approved it every step of the way. The case involves the embezzlement from Newchurch collection plates of nearly 400,000,000 USD laundered through a London real-estate scam. Newchurchers were told that their donations were going to the most needy, but in reality Bergoglio's regime was embezzling the money for other, non-charitable, purposes.
Carlino's sworn testimony confirmed what Newcardinal Angelo Becciu and Newvatican financier Gianluigi Torzi have been claiming all along. Carlino's testimony put the lie to the Newpope's claims that Bergoglio was ignorant of the transactions. In fact, Bergoglio was so happy with the results of the embezzlement, which redirected charitable funds to his nearly-bankrupt personal administration, that he footed the bill for an expensive celebratory dinner at a fancy Roman fish restaurant, perhaps using the embezzled funds to do so.
Traditional Catholics, Newmonsignor's Carlino's sworn testimony in open court put Francis-Bergoglio squarely at the center of the Great London Embezzlement Trial as the kingpin making all the decisions. In his panic against being exposed as the perpetrator, Bergoglio has been trying to make Newcardinal Becciu and Gianluigi Torzi the scapegoats for the embezzlement. Both claim that whatever they did was done at the explicit direction of Bergoglio as the "supreme" authority. But on March 30, Bergoglio's plan to divert the blame from himself crumbled into dust. The world now is waiting to see whether Newvatican prosecutors do the just thing and issue an arrest warrant for Bergoglio himself on charges of embezzlement, fraud, money-laundering, and intimidation.
After eighteen years of denying his involvement, it became public by order of a New York dourt on March 25, 2022, that Howard Hubbard, of Albany, New York, admitted in a sworn deposition that he had lied about his innocence, that in fact he had been involved in a massive cover-up of paedophile crimes by presbyters in his Newchurch diocese. Moreover, he is the subject of five pending cases filed against him personally under New York's Child Victims Act, involving both boys and girls.
Hubbard admitted that he operated a merry-go-round for his cadre of paedophile Newchurch presbyters, who would be nominally referred for treatment and then placed back in Newchurch parishes. He gave no notice to the Newchurch parishioners and parents. Hubbard claimed that he had no obligation to report the paedophile crimes to police. One attorney involved in the cases stated: "The transcript [of Hubbard's deposition] will be read with horror by the public, The public will see the culpability of the [Newchurch] diocese in perpetuating a culture of sex abuse by p[resbyters] that was allowed to continue for decades." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by NBC New York.]
Traditional Catholics, the New York court ordered the public release of Newbishop Hubbard's deposition because Hubbard had already broken privacy by commenting on its contents in the New York capital city's Albany Times-Union and defended his handling of criminal complaints. It appears that Hubbard's complicity was known, at least within the upper echelons of the Newdiocese. Even his secretary was so concerned that he recorded and turned over to police several conversation in which Hubbard admitted his complicity. The case of Hubbard is just the latest in a never-ending trail of paedophile crimes continuing to be perpetrated under the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio and his precedessors Benedict-Ratzinger and JPII-Wojtyla.
Shots rang out on March 21, 2022, at the Latin School in Malmo, Sweden (Malmö Latinskola), where two teachers were killed and several people were wounded by an 18-year-old student. The Latin School was founded in 1406, when Pope Innocent VII approved its founding with the mission of educating Swedish youth in Catholic doctrine and the Latin language. The Latin School currently has 1,100 students enrolled. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Breitbart.]
Sweden has been so virulently Protestant for so many centuries now that it easy to forget that it was a firmly Catholic country for 700 years before the Protestant Revolt there in 1527. In the Middle Ages Sweden was brought out of a semi-barbaric culture by missionaries, who brought Catholic culture, philosophy, and science to Sweden. The Catholic Church founded Uppsala University, as well as schools, hospitals, monasteries, and convents, and the Latin School in Malmo.
The Swedes had been the great beneficiaries of the Catholic faith and culture for seven decades. But in 1527 the Protestant King Gustav Vasa broke from Rome, just as the fivefold adulterous schismatic King Henry VIII was doing at the same time in England. Later that century Sweden became officially Lutheran, following the Arch-heretic Martin Luther of Germany. Sweden then conducted a "Reign of Terror" against Catholics, deporting and outright killing them. Converting to Catholicism was a crime until 1860, and it wasn't until 1951 that all penalties against Catholics in Sweden were lifted. To this day, a Catholic is prohibited from becoming King of Sweden. Talk about bigotry!
Traditional Catholics, we hear a lot about "The Inquisition," a lurid anti-Catholic screed exaggerated out of all proportion according to the calumnious "Black Legend" fabricated by Montanus, a demented Protestant Revolutionary, in his 1567 Sanctae Inquisitionis Hispanicae Artes Aliqout Detectae ac Palam Traductae [Several Techniques of the Holy Spanish Inquisition Discovered and Exposed Publicly]. In fact, the Protestant Revolutionaries were far more murderous against Catholics than vice versa. For example, we hear how evil the English Catholic Queen called by the Protestants "Bloody Mary" was, but the far worse Protestant Queen Elizabeth I, who murdered hundreds of Catholics and their priests by the most savage means, like drawing, quartering, and evisceration of the bowels, is called by the Protestants "Good Queen Bess."