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The Scapular of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, also known as the Brown Scapular, is the best known of the small scapulars. All those who out of true veneration and love for the Blessed Virgin constantly wear the scapular in a spirit of fidelity and confident Catholic faith, after they have been invested by a priest (the scapular cannot merely be blessed) with the traditional Latin solemn formula of investiture, are placed under the special protection of the Mother of God.
IT IS A SIN OF PRESUMPTION TO RELY ON THE SCAPULAR AS A SUPERSTITIOUS AMULET. THOSE INVESTED WITH THE SCAPULAR MUST NOT HARBOR SUCH PAGAN NOTIONS, WHICH WOULD BRING DOWN ON THEM THE WRATH OF THE SAME VIRGIN TO WHOM THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DEDICATED.
The scapular should consist of two segments of brown woolen cloth; black, however, is also admissible. This scapular usually bears on one side the image of our Lady of Mount Carmel, but neither this nor any other image is prescribed.
Those who are invested in the Brown Scapular become quasi tertiaries of the Carmelite Order. They are required to wear the scapular faithfully, pray the Officium Parvum Beatae Mariae Virginis (Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary) thrice daily, and lead a chaste life according to their particular state in life. Before one is invested with the Scapular of Mount Carmel (the "Brown" Scapular), one must accept the obligations of a member of the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel:
The scapular is a sacramental (not a Sacrament) and therefore depends entirely upon the devout disposition of the wearer, not any "magic" property of the scapular itself, as that would be superstition. As Pope Pius XI put it, "those who wish to have the Blessed Mother as helper at the hour of death must in life merit such a signal favor by abstaining from sin and laboring in her honor."
The rite of investiture is conducted entirely in Latin. After the introductory versicles and responses, the priest prays that through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the one to be invested may persevere to death, defended from Satan. The scapular is imposed upon the one to be invested invoking the merits of the Blessed Virgin. The recipient is then enrolled in the Confraternity. A final blessing completes the investiture:
May the Creator of Heaven and Earth, almighty God, bless you, Who has deigned to admit you into the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel: to whom we pray, that in the hour of your death she may crush the head of the ancient Serpent and that, in the end, you may attain the palm and crown of eternal inheritance.
The recipient then responds "Amen," and is sprinkled with Holy Water.
The Newarchbishop of Seattle, Washington, Paul Etienne, is being denounced by his Newchurchers as a liar and a hypocite. After closing numerous Newchurch parishes and schools, Etienne purchased for himself out of Newchurch funds, not personal funds, a 2,400,000 USD mansion situated, ironically, within the boundaries of the Newparish that he recently shuttered. Leading the public denunciation of Etienne is the Chairman of the Newarchdiocesan Review Board.
Etienne, who has been deemed an "insult" to the community, puffs that he is a "follower" of the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio. Bergoglio is also known for his duplicity and is currently being denounced under oath at an ongoing Newvatican trial as the "mastermind" of real-estate embezzlement that lost 350,000,000 of Newchurchers' collections intended for the poor.
Etienne thought himself too good to live in the archbishop's residence, which had already been purchased and paid off more than a century earlier from funds specifically donated for that purpose. Instead, he had to buy, from general Newchurch funds, a personal mansion just for himself because he wants a "suitable place to entertain." Similarly, the apostate Bergoglio lives in a five-star hotel, the Domus Santae Martae, within Newvatican, built specially for him, instead of the millennial apostolic apartments that were more than good enough for traditional Catholic popes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Seattle Times.]
Traditional Catholics, Newarchbishop Paul Etienne and his capo di capo, Francis-Bergoglio, has also expended Newchurch money to make secret settlements in 465 cases to the estimated tune of 120,000,000 USD, in payment for the paedophile sex crimes of his presbyters. Etienne refuses to reveal the real amount to his congregations, the people who are actually paying for the settlements. But even the clueless Seattle Newchurchers don't have the morals to take the obvious step of abandoning and contributing no more money to the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church.
They could easily avail themselves of the independent Traditional Catholic Latin Mass sites in the State of Washington, which even hosts the headquarters of one of the largest independent Traditional Catholic organizations. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department, provided to the TRADITIO Network by the National Registry of Traditional Latin Masses.
Some may have the impression that it is only in Europe, the United States, and Canada that the Newchurch of the New Order is spreading its Newclergy's paedophile crimes, but such a notion would be entirely false. Newchurch's crimes are worldwide. Just recently the continent of South America has come under the spotlight.
The only Newbishop of French Guyana, Emmanuel Lafont, has been found guilty on December 20, 2022, of perpetrating sex crimes. Newchurch can hardly deny the fact (as it almost always does) because it was Newvatican's own court that reached the verdict. Francis-Bergoglio brought his paedophile Newbishop back to the relative luxury of France for his "sentence" of prayer and penance rather than consigning him for life to Newvatican's prison.
Traditional Catholics, Lafont's sans souci in France may not mark the end of his trials. French Guyana's civil authorities are investigating laying criminal charges against Lafont for "aggravated human trafficking." Two civil charges have already been laid against Lafont. Apparently, Lafont had been illegally smuggling in "young migrants" and sexually raping them as his payoff for smuggling them in. So much for Francis-Bergoglio's vaunted love for "migrants," which is the fraudulent term Bergoglio uses for criminal invaders into countries not their own.
Even the nightly news and the internet are now rife with stories on the collusion of Newchurch's so-called Catholic [Sic] Charities in the trafficking of illegal invaders across the U.S.-Mexican border. The amount that Newchurch has collected from the U.S. government has now offset the amount that Newchurch has expended in providing services to illegals across the border. In 2022 the U.S. Newbishops received 97,000,000 USD from the U.S. government for providing services to illegals. In 2021, this amount was 67,000,000 USD. Since 2008 the total amount was 766,000,000 USD.
This amount constitutes 40 per cent of the Newbishops' total income. The funds are laundered mostly through Catholic [Sic] Charities, which is not Catholic, but run by the Newchurch of the New Order, turned into a radical Leftist political organization under the Newpopes since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). In fact, Newchurch might have gone defunct in the United States without being shored up by this taxpayer money, which it launders from the government. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic news sources.]
Traditional Catholics, Newchurch "charity," using laundered money from the U.S. government, in fact enables more children to be trafficked into the hands of criminals to be raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually assaulted, as Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated and actually increases daily. So much for Newchurch's "charity" and "mercy."
The Czech composer Antonin Dvorak is certainly one of the greats of classical music in the Romantic era. He is known for his symphonies (including the famous New World Symphony), cello and piano concerti, string quartets, and operas. Among his most popular works are the two books of Slavonic Dances. But among his most important works are his Catholic works: the longest Stabat Mater written, a Requiem Mass, a Mass in D, and a Te Deum. In addition, he composed a song cycle of 10 Biblical Songs.
Dvorak, unlike some fallen-away Catholic composers like Ludwig von Beethoven, was a devout Catholic. Dvorak remained strong in the (traditional) Catholic faith throughout his entire life, and it served as a constant inspiration to him in his music. (We note that Beethoven's story ended well when he returned to the Catholic faith of his Baptism on his deathbed and called for a priest to receive Extreme Unction.)
Dvorak's music won over even the great Johannes Brahms to his music, and Brahms was certainly no Catholic, but, baptized as a Lutheran, fell into agnosticism. So saddened by the state of soul of his friend Brahms, the devout Catholic Dvorak wrote: "Such a man, such a fine soul – and he believes in nothing! He believes in nothing!" It might be noted in this regard that although Beethoven considered his finest work his Missa Solemnis in D, Brahms lacked the inspiration to compose a Mass.
Traditional Catholics, Antonin Dvorak visited the United States in 1892-93, where he attended the daily (Traditional Latin) Mass for inspiration and played the organ for Mass. It is that Traditional Latin Catholic Mass, which inspired The Master, Johann Sebastian Bach, although a Lutheran, to write the most sublime piece of music ever written, the High Mass in B Minor, and inspired virtually every great composer of every age from mediaeval times to the present day -- though not in the Newchurch of the New Order, which killed the Catholic musical heritage in its sect.
On December 14, 2022, an investigative news report revealed that Newcardinal Vincenzo Paglia, who currently heads Francis-Bergoglio's Pontifical Academy for Life, embezzled funds donated by Newchurchers to aid orphans and poor families and to support the missions and converted them to pay off an Italian contractor that was making Paglia's lavish Newvatican apartments even more sumptuous. The amount embezzled was stated as half a million U.S. dollars. Naturally, Paglia denies the embezzlement.
Newvatican's no-nonsense Auditor General Libero Milone discovered the embezzlement and reported it. Subsequently, he was fired by Bergoglio. Milone is now suing Bergoglio in court for wrongful termination and defamation of character because he had uncovered rampant embezzlement, money laundering, and corruption in Bergoglio's regime.
Newarchbishop Paglia's embezzlement is said to be endemic in Newvatican, which routinely takes charitable funds donated by clueless Newchurchers in the pews for charitable works and diverts them to non-charitable personal projects, like the apartment remodeling. Bergoglio even admitted that he participated in such routine embezzlement by taking money donated to his Peter's Pence scam fund for the most needy and diverting it to routine administrative expenses to shore up his Newvatican regime, which is sinking into bankruptcy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by The Pillar.]
Traditional Catholics, the worm is certainly turning in Newvatican. It is incredible how many charges of embezzlement are being lodged against Francis-Bergoglio and his lieutenants in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. Meanwhile, honest officials, like Auditor General Libero Milone, who entered Newvatican's service with an impeccable reputation, become the fall guys in the Newpopes' intrigues to exonerate themselves from responsibility. Hardly a day now goes by without more charges being publicly leveled against Bergoglio's corrupt minions.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers.
The "New" Catholic Encyclopedia states that the doctrine of Purgatory is not part of Sacred Tradition, one of the only two sources of the Public Revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the other being Sacred Scripture ("The Bible"). The"New" Encyclopedia goes on to state that Purgatory is not found in Sacred Scripture. Is any of this true?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
No, of course it is not true. It is heretical on both counts. This affords a good example why nothing associated with the apostate Newchurch of the New Order can never be trusted to be Catholic. Newchurch is a sect perverted from the Catholic Faith to embrace Protestantism, Freemasonry, and even Paganism.
Beware any purportedly Catholic book with the word "new" attached to its title, particularly after 1950. Such a book must immediately be regarded as suspect, as in almost all cases it is a product of Newchurch, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. The "New" Catholic Encyclopedia is not Catholic; it is a product of the heretical Newchurch. Other examples are the "New" Mess, the "New" Sacraments, the "New" Catechism, the "New" Bible, the "New" Canon Law, and many others, none of which is Catholic.
The heretic Protestants deny Purgatory, and Newchurch is essentially a Protestant sect (or worse). Several Catholic Church councils, including the dogmatic Council of Trent, defined Purgatory as de fide; that is, anyone who denies the doctrine is a heretic and an excommunicate. Moreover, the evidence of Purgatory is certainly to be found both in Sacred Scripture (e.g., in the Second Book of Machabees, in the Gospel of St. Matthew) and in Sacred Tradition (e.g. St. Augustine, St. Cyprian).
Just as we TRADITIO Fathers had predicted, Newchurch would rue the day that it made Newpope JPII-Wojtyla an "Unsaint" under its corrupt con-anization process (formerly canonization in the traditional Catholic Church). The Newchurch process was so corrupt, in fact, that in 2000 the same Wojtyla was seriously considering con-anizing the Arch-heretic Martin Luther.
Wojtyla has not been dead twenty years and not been proclaimed by Newchurch as one of its "Unsaints for eight years but that the evidence is coming forth against him. Whereas true Saints often waited centuries to be canonized in order that the (traditional) Church could investigate again and again every aspect of the candidate's life, Wojtyla was rushed through in just nine years. The push came significantly from the Polish tourist agency, which wanted to benefit financially from increased tourism to Wojtyla's Polish hangouts. That agency came up with the motto "Subito santo" (Make him a saint rmmediately) and ginned up Poles to scream the motto in St. Peter's Square during Wojtyla's Novus Ordo "funeral."
On December 14, 2022, Dutch investigator Ekke Overbeek reported that Wojtyla had in fact been a cover-up artist for the corrupt Newchurch and had covered up sex crimes by his Newclergy against children when he was Newarchbishop of Krakow, Poland, from 1964 to 1978. 1964 was the year in which the Vatican II Anti-council founded the Newchurch of the New Order to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church, a plan in which they signally succeeded with the help of leading Newclerics like Wojtyla.
Overbeek reported: "I found concrete cases of priests who abused [a euphemism for raped, sodomized, and sexually-assaulted] children in the [New]archdiocese of Krakow, where the future pope [sic] was [New]archbishop. The future pope knew about it and nevertheless transferred those men. That led to new victims."
Wojtyla's Newpapacy was already befouled by the fact that he publicly praised and advanced one of Newchurch's most horrific paedophile presbyters, Marciel Maciel, the "demonic" founder of the Legionaries of Christ. His sex crimes against children spanned most of the planet. Maciel was not particular: any warm body would do to be raped, sodomized, or otherwise sexually assaulted. Men women, and children were all his victims. He assaulted enough women to produce a bevy of bastard children, whom he proudly brought to Newrome to show off to Wojtyla. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Crisis Magazine.]
Traditional Catholics, JPII-Wojtyla was not the only paedophiliac supporting Maciel. Another Newchurch "Unsaint," Theresa of Calcutta, who dared to go by the title "Mother," was also one of the demon presbyter Maciel's greatest supporters and placed her Novus Ordo "nuns" in harm's way for his predations by appointing him Chief Confessor. Wojtyla was also a big supporter of the vile paedophile Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was Wojtyla's fundraiser. For a supposed Newchurch "Unsaint," the man was horrific. And now the ugly truth is out, but Newchurch cannot take back the phony con-anization!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Although the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio has expelled presbyter Francis (Frank) Bergoglio for "blasphemy," without detailing exactly how he blasphemed (for standing up against abortion?), isn't Bergoglio exhibiting the height of lies and hypocrisy, as it is he himself who is the blasphemer, having publicly embraced the pagan fertility goddess Pachamama, and the pagan "druggie" god Atacama.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
Bergoglio has never been that much against abortion, so it isn't complete hypocrisy on his part. In fact, he has given indications that he wants to change Newchurch teaching on that point away from traditional Catholic morality. And, let's face it, Pavone, never ordained as a priest, but merely "installed as a presbyter [like a Protestant minister] to preside over the assembly," as Newchurch's Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968 puts it, was always playing both sides of the fence by playing Neocon while remaining in the apostate Newchurch of the New Order. He should have gotten out long ago and did his work without any connection to the apostate Newchurch and its Newpopes.
Make no mistake about it. This was in fact not some bureaucratic maneuver of a Newvatican dicastery, but a personal decree of expulsion (dismissio) by Bergoglio's himself, so that it could be unappealable. Even under Newchurch "Newcanon Law," even if Pavone were guilty of the charges (there was no ecclesiastical trial, so he was never adjudged guilty), the penalty for such a thing is not expulsion. This is further proof that Newchurch is a fake, most certainly not the Catholic Church. Its "Newcanon Law" of 1983 isn't even observed by Newchurch itself.
This decision, issued personally by the apostate Newpope Bergoglio "The Merciful," who foreclosed any possibility of appeal, was made on November 9, 2022, and conveyed in a "secret" letter of December 13 by the Newvatican nuncio to the United States to the U.S. Newbishops. Pavone wasn't even officially notified of the decision; he had to hear it leaked through the press. All this is typical of the apostate "merciful" Newchurch of the New Order and its head, Bergoglio.
It is clear that Bergoglio has a personal vendetta against his presbyter Pavone for his strong anti-abortion stance. This is not the first such case of expulsion of one of Bergoglio's presbyters for a conservative stance. A pseudo-traditional French presbyter who clung to the Half New Order "New Latin Mess" of 1962 was expelled earlier in 2022. You can bet that today Pavone is kicking himself for ever having got invoved in the fake Newchurch of the New Order in the first place. If he had any courage, he would even now denounce Bergoglio for the pretender that he is and publicly denounce him as an apostate from the Catholic Faith.
"Communion." In Newchurch, of course, it's not communion, it's not a sacrament, there's no priest, there's no Mass. But for sixty years now Newchurchers in the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 by the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church, have put up with this fakery, this sacrilege, this idolatry, this blasphemy. Now the clueless Newchurchers are going to be prohibited from kneeling -- not that many of them do anyway -- to munch Newchurch's fake cookie and Kool-Aid unless they sign a liability waiver.
Effective December 18, 2022, in the Newdiocese of San Bernardino, California, this is now the requirement. In view of the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio's attitude, the requirement could spread throughout Newchurch. Why? Because of "incidents that happened in the past caused by people kneeling down when receiving communion [sic]." Apparently, in anti-Catholic Newchurch kneeling has become physically dangerous to the kneelers and to the eucharistic "ministers" around them. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Traditional Catholics, there hasn't been valid "communion" in Newchurch since 1968, when Newchurch stopped ordaining priests and instead adopted a Protestantized Ordinal that merely "installs presbyters [ministers] to preside over the assembly." In fact, Newchurch doesn't even call it "Holy Communion." It is merely "eucharist" -- no "holy," no capital letter. One has to wonder why these Newchurchers still put up with this fakery and didn't long ago walk out of the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. How clueless these Newchurchers be!
Newvatican has been accused of being involved in a scheme involving selling off "licenses" to precious artworks from the Catholic treasury of 70,000 sacred pieces for which it took over custodianship in 1964, when the Newchurch of the New Order was founded at the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. This is just more evidence of Newvatican's corruption and its pitiful efforts to deal with its virtual bankruptcy because of payoffs for its sex crimes and embezzlements.
An Italian company has been fingered in the scam, from which Newvatican is supposed to be getting kickbacks. The Newvatican claims that it knows nothing, but if it hasn't itself been involved in the scam, it has certainly shown a complete disregard for its responsibility for the world's greatest sacred art, for which it is responsible. Suspicion that Newvatican is actually behind the scam stems from the fact that it reported an annual loss of more than 3,000,000 USD in 2021, and its Auditor General publicly stated that Newvatican is on the verge of bankruptcy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by The Daily Wire.]
As if this malfeasance of Newvatican weren't bad enough, Francis-Bergoglio himself announced on December 16, 2022, that he is giving away priceless artworks from the Church's treasury to the schismatic Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens, three priceless marble fragments from the famous ancient Greek Parthenon, which the Vatican Museums have been guarding for centuries. Bergoglio had previously given away to another schismatic Greek Orthodox Patriarch a precious relic of St. Peter.
Traditional Catholics, the Newpopes, unlike the cultured Renaissance popes and their successors, are outright barbarians, who would sell St. Peter's Archbasilica itself if they could get a high enough price! After all, they've already rented out the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's famous fresco of the "Last Judgment" for corporate dinner parties!
Newchurch, its Newpopes, Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters have often been caught as liars, but in this most recent case, Newchurch has apparently sunk to a new low, with a Newcardinal perjuring himself after taking an oath to God. Rainer Woelki, of Cologne, Germany, was caught in an apparent lie under oath when he denied knowledge of sex crimes perpetrated by the Newclergy in his Newarchdiocese.
Although Francis-Bergoglio is looking the other way, Newchurchers in Germany's largest Newdiocese are not. They are leaving Newchurch, denouncing its "moral decay" from the top down at an ever-increasing rate. From 2020 to 2021 that rate increased by a whopping 259 per cent. In Germany as a whole, the number of defections rose 162 percent. In addition, a 2018 report found 3,677 cases of children being raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually assaulted by Newchurch clergy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Traditional Catholics, Cologne civil authorities in November 2022 opened a criminal investigation against the Newcardinal, who purports to be "conservative," on charges of making false affidavits. 75 other Newprelates are similarly cited in a March 2021 report. The apostate Newpope Bergoglio refuses to fire Woelki. Newcardinal Woelki refuses to abdicate. Meanwhile, German Newchurchers' wrath is now boiling over onto the colluding Bergoglio, and large numbers are abandoning Newchurch forever because of the criminal entity it is. And Newchurch is most certainly not the Catholic Church.
The Ember Days are days of fast and abstinence prescribed at the beginning of the seasons. "Ember" comes from the Latin word tempora, meaning "seasons." These days were prescribed for the entire Church by Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085) for the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of the weeks after the Feast of St. Lucy (December 13), of Ash Wednesday, of Pentecost, and of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14). However, the method of reckoning the exact dates of the Ember Days is a bit complicated, so the practical thing is to click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department, which follows the calculations published for each year by fully Traditional Catholid rubricians. The Half New Order Mess of 1962 does not use the traditional method of calculation and is often in error as to the dates. The apostate Newchurch of the New Order does not observe the Ember Days at all.
The origin of the Ember Days is very ancient, as they are mentioned at Rome at least as early as Pope Callistus (217-222). The purpose of introducing the Ember Days was to thank God for the gifts of nature and to teach us to make use of them in moderation. We also offer our fast and abstinence for the sanctification of the clergy, as traditionally Ordinations are held on Ember Saturdays. But since 1968 the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Newchurch has ceased to ordain Catholic priests and now merely "installs presbyters to preside over the assembly" just like Protestant ministers.
For those aged 21 to 59, Ember Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are traditional days of fast (one full meal, two smaller meals, liquids only between meals) and, for all aged 7 or over, partial abstinence from fleshmeat (meat, meat gravy, or meat soup at the main meal only) on Ember Wednesday and Saturday, total abstinence on Ember Friday.
Many claim to pray for many and holy priests. They hope for the Traditional Latin Mass to be celebrated in their localities. However, they ought to ask themselves whether or not prayer without some preparation and sacrifice can have much efficacy. In accordance with ancient tradition, we ought to make the Ember Days meaningful by depriving ourselves of a little luxury and engaging in prayer for the Traditional Catholic priesthood, which is in great need of fasting and prayers.
Robert Byrne, Newbishop of Hexham and Newcastle, Great Britain, told Francis-Bergoglio on December 12, 2022, that Newchurch is "too much of a burden" and abdicated (quit) his Newbishopric. Byrne rejected his appointment by Francis-Bergoglio less than three years previous.
Byrne was relatively young, 66, for such a burnout. He was still nine years away from mandatory retirement. In abdicating, Byrne has besmirched the Birmingham Oratory, from which he came, the illustrious foundation of the (Traditional) Catholic Divine, John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), who courageously faced virulent hatred of the Catholic Faith from the British aristocracy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Catholic Herald.]
Traditional Catholics, there seems to be a rash of Newbishops abdicating under Francis-Bergoglio. Newarchbishop Ludwig Schick, of Bamberg, Germany, abdicated in November 2022. Newbishop Valerio Lazzeri, of Lucerne, Switzerland, abdicated in October 2022 with sixteen years to go to mandatory retirement. He said that Newchurch is "unbearable" and had created in him "inner fatigue." It is no surprise that the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, is killing souls at the highest levels.
The courageous Newcardinal of Hong Kong, Joseph Zen, was convicted by a kangaroo court run by the atheist Communist Dictator of Red China, Xi Jinping, on November 25, 2022. Zen, now 90 years old, is one of the few true bishops remaining, and perhaps the only Newcardinal alive who was validly consecrated a bishop before Newchurch adopted the invalid (fake) Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. He fell victim to Xi's regime, which aims to wipe out all religion in atheist Red China. Zen dared to appear in the Communist court in full cardinalatial regalia.
Zen was arrested in May 2022 because he was a trustee of a fund that helped pay for the legal fees and medical treatments of Hong Kongers who resisted the Communist takeover of the British province. His conviction was seen as a "prelude to more legal troubles" for Christians in Xi'x Red China. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, Zen's arrest and conviction was no surprise. It was all scripted by Xi Jinping, the Dictator of atheist Communist China. What caused scandal in the international press was that Francis-Bergoglio remained mute and did not defend his Newcardinal. You see. Bergoglio is a self-admitted Communist himself in his own book and has cooperated with the Communist Dictator to allow Newchurch clergy to be arrested, tortured, and even killed, by the Dictator. It is not coincidence that Bergoglio has, since his election to the Newpapacy in 2013, been dubbed "Il Papa Dittatore," the Dictator Pope [sic]. Birds of a feather do indeed flock together.
Newchurchers have been swamping the Newchurch of the New Order in recent years with demands for "de-baptism," that is, the wiping off of Newchurch records of the fact that they were ever associated with the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Newchurch (Novus Ordo) organization that was founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. Now, however, Newchurch, in spite of the fact that it deceptively kept the name "Catholic" in its doors, has increasingly been exposed as the fraud that it was, and is.
It has taken sixty years, but now many of the defrauded Newchurchers have finally figured out that they were swindled of their Catholic Faith. For example, on December 7, 2022, Newchurch in Belgium reported that in 2021, no fewer than 5,237 Newchurchers demanded to be de-baptized. That is a catastrophic increase of over 400 per cent from 2020.
Attendance at the invalid (fake) Protestantized "New Mess" has tanked to as low as 2 per cent in some countries. Donations and collections have sunk because of Newchurch's continued Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, and the Newvatican's Auditor General has publicly announced that Newvatican is on the verge of bankruptcy. Newpope Francis-Bergoglio has been exposed as a supporter of paedophile Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters. No wonder many Newchurchers want out and don't want their names in Newchurch records.
Traditional Catholics, it is dogma that no one validly baptized can ever be de-baptized. The Sacrament is perpetual once the character (mark) or signum (seal), is imprinted on the soul. But there is the rub. Were these Newchurchers ever validly baptized? Use of invalid forms that do not baptize "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19/DRV), let alone in Latin, has become rife in Newchurch. The canonic presumption that a Baptism is valid unless proof to the contrary can be adduced, is now inverted, so that Newchurch Baptisms are presumed to be invalid, unless proof to the contrary can be adduced, certainly in the 21st century. A Protestant Baptism, though heretical, is now more likely to be valid that one "performed" in Newchurch.
Francis-Bergoglio, already facing testimony in a Newvatican court that he was the mastermind every step of the way behind 2015's London Real Estate Fraud, in which some 350,000,000 USD of Newchurch donors' contributions to charitable works were embezzled, is now facing a 10,000,000 USD lawsuit by his Auditor General, Libero Milone, and his Deputy Auditor General, Ferruccio Panicco, who are suing Bergoglio for extortion and wrongful termination. Milone and Panicco appealed seven times to Bergoglio for a hearing. He simply ignored them.
Although Milone and Panicco were given assurances by Bergoglio that they would have broad access to Newvatican financial records for their audits, things turned sour when Milone publicly told the truth and reported that Newvatican is awash in financial crimes: conversion of charitable funds to personal accounts, use of charitable funds to renovate Newcardinals' private apartments, money laundering, conflicts of interests, and illegal financing of candidates for Italian elections with money from the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital.
As a result, Bergoglio tried to extort Milone and Panicco to resign before the end of their five-year contract, threatening them with calumny if they didn't. Bergoglio unwitting caught a tiger by the tail, as Milone is one of the most highly-regarded financial auditors in all of Europe, and he is not backing down to Bergoglio's threats. In addition, Bergoglio confiscated Panicco's medical records and forced him to undergo repeat medical retests for his cancer. Such is the hateful Newchurch of the New Order. No vaunted "love" there.
Milone turned out to be right. In December 2022, Newvatican "prelates" are on trial for their theft. Bergoglio couldn't cover up those thefts. But Bergoglio is trying every trick in the book to cover up the matter, just as he has consistently covered up the paedophile sex crimes of his Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters. He tried to decertify the attorneys of the plaintiffs against him. Bergoglio's tactic will delay the progress of the lawsuit, but will not stop it. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio, now called the "Dictator [New]pope" in Europe, is sounding more and more like a Mafia thug. Libero Milone was asked whether he believes that Newvatican is ever capable of conducting a true financial reform, Milone indicated the negative, saying that normal financial rules and international standards are trampled on daily by corrupt Newvatican officials, apparently including Bergoglio himself, who think that they are their own gods, with accountability to no one (even God Himself).
We have reported previously in these Daily Commentaries just how Newchurch is failing to protect Catholic heritage. Priceless artworks destroyed. Catholic art stolen. Now St. Peter's Archbasilica, currently in the possession of the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, is being allowed to decay and is meanwhile being turned into a mere "entertainment concession" that is impossible to pray in. The magnificent artworks are not being tended to, but left filthy. Those wishing to enter to pray will now be forced to buy a ticket. Even when they enter, the loud banter of the pagans inside is so loud that prayer is difficult if not impossible.
This barbarism began shortly after the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). One TRADITIO reader reported that under the "Unsaint" Newpope JPII-Wojtyla (r. 1978-2005), the noise level of loud chattering by pagan tourists in the archbasilica was already too distracting for people to pray. A few hardy souls kept trying to shush the pagans, but to no avail.
Newchurch is going bankrupt, so the "Barbarian" Bergoglio is sucking St. Peter's dry. Already under the Newpopes, St. Peter's is just an excuse to rake in tourist money, not a place for prayer. The high altar has already been desecrated on countless occasions by the fake (invalid) New Order Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess," simulated upon it by fake Newchurch clergy (Bergoglio himself was never consecrated as a bishop under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but only "installed" in the invalid (fake) Protestantized "New Order" rite of 1968). In 2019 it was further desecrated when an idol of the nude pagan fertility goddess Pachama was "blessed" by Bergoglio and his Newcardinals right in front of St. Peter's altar. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by SNP News.]
Traditional Catholics, Newchurch is not concerned with prayer, only money, and if it must be embezzled, as Bergoglio has been accused of in the trial now going on in Newvatican, so be it. The sacred Sistine Chapel, adorned by Michelangelo's awesome fresco of the Last Judgment, has been rented out as a venue for the parties of secular corporations. The whole debacle is reminiscent of the scheme of the Roman emperor Caligula to turn the imperial palace into a brothel and raise money from the prostitutes' fees.
Clairvaux Abbey, one of the most famous in the world is going to be sold off. It was originally founded in 1115 by St. Bernard of Clairvaux to be a more observant order of Benedictines, known as the Cistercians, which proposed to return to the original rule of St. Benedict, which had been relaxed over time. The same phenomenon is to be found in other orders, like the Carmelites, who are divided into the more relaxed Calced Carmelites and the stricter Discalced Carmelites.
The abbey is a massive structure, encircled by a wall over three kilometres long. In the twelfth century it became the largest Cistercian abbey in France, spawning more than 800 "daughter" houses in Europe, the foundation of monasticism in Europe. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by La Croix.]
Traditional Catholics, Newchurch has given up traditional religious orders and is selling off their other historic properties like chattel for filthy lucre. The Newchurch of the New Order is led by anti-cultural barbarians, who have no interest in saving Catholic history because Newchurch is not Catholic.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
The civil government in my area recently reported to the public extensive abuse [sic] by Newchurch presbyters against children. The report included the names of priests [sic] who perpetrated this abuse. The local Newchurch archbishop in response publicly admitted the truth of the report, as he could not very well continue to cover up what is going on.
The Newarchdiocese has accordingly been making so-called payments to abuse victims, which serves as "hush money" at a costly price. Do you think some of what Newchurch parishioners give weekly is used for these payments?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
There is no doubt about it. That is one of the principal reasons why Newchurches are being shut down all over the world. Much of the money is rightly being diverted to judicial payments to the victimized children. The other reason Newchurch is being shut down, is that as a result of its ongoing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, attendance at the invalid (fake) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess of 1969 and collections are tanking at an ever-increasing rate.
And let us correct some deceitful language that Newchurch uses in these cases. What is going on is not "abuse." That word is merely a euphemism used by the hellishly immoral Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, to downplay the fact the these actions are CRIMES, both civilly and ecclesiastically.
Secondly, the perpetrators of these crimes are not priests. Newchurch lost the priesthood in 1968, when it adopted a Protestantized "New Ordinal" of 1968 to replace the valid traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders. This New Ordinal, which was promulgated just one year before the invalid (fake) New Mess of 1969, does not claim to "ordain priests to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead," but merely attempts to "install presbyters (ministers) to preside over the assembly of the people."
Thus, Newchurch since the late 1960s has had neither a valid priesthood or Mass. That is why Newchurch merely dispenses cookies and Kool-Aid, not the Body and Blood of Christ (the Most Holy Eucharist). The Newchurch of the New Order is a fake, just as bad as any Protestant sect, and even worse because it has now mixed in pagan rites, such as the worship of pagan fertility goddess Pachamama and the pagan sky god Atacama. Newchurch is an apostate church, most certainly not the Catholic Church, and true Catholics should shun it completely or risk loss of their Faith.
On December 2, 2022, the Newdiocese of Oakland, California, set an unenviable record in being fingered in 116 lawsuits involving 66 Newchurch presbyters and "religious" in a single county, charged with sex crimes against children, as Newchurch's ongoing Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated. Associated in suborning the perversions are the Newbishops of that Newdiocese, including Michael Barber, the current Newbishop; Allen Vigneron, the Newbishop whom Benedict-Ratzinger scuttled off to Detroit, Michigan; and Salvatore Cordileone, the Newbishop who was shipped across San Francisco Bay to do his damage in that once Catholic city of St. Francis.
The 66 have been charged in 116 lawsuits in Alameda County, which covers the area between San Francisco and San Jose. The 116 lawsuits are only a small percentage of the total number of suits filed under the California Child Victims Act. Two Newchurch clergy/religious held the record for sexual assaults upon the children, "Brother" Salvatore Billante, who holds the record, charged with 11 assaults, and Presbyter Stephen Kiesle, who was the runner-up at nine assaults.
Traditional Catholics, the Newchurch presbyters and "religious" perpetrating these crimes are bad enough, but their Newbishops are even worse. Notably, the Newpopes promoted the disgraced Newbishops, who had to be well aware of what was going on. The command from the top on down was and still is: "cover-up"! Nothing has changed in the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. That is why the problem is getting worse, not better. Because Newchurch has not consecrated bishops under the Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968, these Newbishops are operating without any sacramental grace. They are now merely administrative flunkies for the corrupt apostate administration in Newrome.
This is yet another one of those "translation" errors from the original languages of the Bible.
Some Protestants try to perpetuate the error that Our Lord had natural brothers, in an attempt to contradict the dogma of the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose special privileges as the Mother of God, acknowledged by the early Church, they deny. This error on their part arises from their ignorance about the vocabulary used in the New Testament. St. Jerome, the Great Doctor of the Church, whose great work at the behest of Pope St. Damasus I was to produce the official Bible of the Church, the Latin Vulgate, from his fluency with all three biblical languages refuted this error over 1600 years ago.
The Greek word used in St. Mark's Gospel (6:3), stating that Christ is "the brother of James and Joseph and Jude and Simon," is adelphos. It is known from St. Matthew's Gospel (27:56) that the four "brothers" mentioned in the quoted passage from St. Mark were not natural brothers of Christ, but rather cousins. James and Joseph are called sons of Alphaeus in Luke 6:16. Moreover, James, Joseph, Simon, and Jude are never called "the son of Mary," as Christ is (Matthew 13:55).
That is just one proof that adelphos cannot be taken invariably as meaning "natural brother" -- and certainly not in this context. There is no question that in Greek, both Classical Greek and Koine (Biblical) Greek, adelphos can mean either a natural brother, or a relative who is not a natural brother, or even a spiritual brother (as Christians among themselves). Even in Hebrew, cousins of the first and second order were called ab (brother) and aboth (sister), so that Christ was said to have many brothers and sisters, although in the strict sense, he had none.
On December 5, 2022, the Italian press reported that Francis-Bergoglio's personal preacher had been charged with sex crimes against three Newchurch "nuns." Presbyter Marko Rupnik is, like Bergoglio himself, a Newjesuit, whose order that has been tainted with extreme Modernism and even condemned for Marxism-drenched "Liberation Theology." In 2020 Bergoglio appointed Rupnik "Preacher of the [New]papal Household," who was tasked with delivering a Friday Lenten "homily" to Bergoglio and members of the Newroman Curia. Scandalously, in 2023 he is still scheduled to preach at the Newpontifical Sanctuary at Our Lady's Shrine at Loreto.
The three "nuns" in question say that they wrote Bergoglio four months ago with their charges and report that they have received no answer from him. Another Bergoglian cover-up is suspected. The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith started a trial against Rupnik in 2019, which was mysteriously placed on hold for two years. Finally, the Newjesuits gave the Newpope's preacher a mere slap on the wrist, the usual penalty under the Newpopes when their officials are caught in crimes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Traditional Catholics, this case demonstrates once again that Francis-Bergoglio's "Zero Tolerance Policy" for sex crimes among his top Newclergy is merely a ruse for propaganda purposes only. In addition to Rupnik, the cases of two Newbishops who were secretly found guilty of sex crimes and similarly got a slap on the wrist, have been revealed since September 2022. In Newchurch's typical fashion, they suffered no public penalty, but were allowed to abdicate quietly with phony excuses to cover up their crimes. Any notion that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is over is patently ridiculous. It continues worse than ever.
St. Adalbert's was founded as a Catholic church in 1874, but was taken over by the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964. Described as one of the fifty most beautiful buildings in Chicago, Illinois, it is now slated to be sold off like chattel for a cool 4,000,000 USD to be a venue for what has been described as "lewd performances."
You can be sure that the heretical Newcardinal of Chicago, Blase Cupich, bosom buddy of the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, would not sell it to a Traditional Catholic group. Even that pseudo-traditionalist group "performing" in the Chicago area the Half New Order New Latin Mess of 1962, the Institute of Christ the King, could have used it to replace its own church burned down by fire. Even though the ICR is a Newchurch organization, it is too conservative for Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
The Newchurch of the New Order hates traditional Catholic church architecture and is eager to profane previously Catholic sacred spaces. Newvatican is complicit in the sellout, as "proof of written approval from the Vatican" is needed for the sale to go through. Cupich is charged with making a windfall out of selling beautiful traditional church to secular buyers. 75 to 100 more church buildings in Chicago are potentially on his chopping block.
Flush with his theft of the Knights of Malta, a 900-year-old worldwide charitable organization that was supposed to independent under international law, Bergoglio has now moved on to take over Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 charitable organizations operating in 200 countries around the world, with funds of 3,410,000 USD. As with the Knights of Malta, Bergoglio has removed the entire leadership of Caritas and personally taken over the leadership. Newvatican admitted that there had been no financial mismanagement or sexual impropriety on the part of the organization.
How can Bergoglio act so illegally? Simply because no one stood up to him. The Knights could easily have referred Bergoglio's illegal takeover to the United Nations, where the Knights have representation. 900 years ago the Knights were courageous in overcoming the Infidels in the Holy Land. Now they genuflect to a corrupt dictator. It appears that Caritas Internationalis is full of cowards as well. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, why is Francis-Bergoglio acting so illegally? The best explanation is GREED. Bergoglio's Newvatican is sinking into bankruptcy according to its own Auditor General. So many Newchurchers are walking out on Newchurch and no longer contributing to the collection plate that Bergoglio is panicking. He was so panicked in fact that he involved himself personally in the embezzlement of 350,000,000 USD in the infamous London Bank Scam. The man is completely corrupt and yet claims to be the Newpope of the Newchurch, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church.
Fr. Gavin Ashenden, chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II, has really stirred up a hornet's nest. The respected Anglican priest had announced his conversion to Newchurch and applied for installation as a New Order presbyter. On December 1, 2022, he withdrew his application and publicly denounced Francis-Bergoglio's radically-expanding Modernism as the reason.
Ashenden thought that he was joining a doctrinally-conservative Newchurch. But he was wrong. After he found out more about the Newchurch of the New Order and especially saw how Bergoglio was destroying Catholicism, Ashenden publicly recanted his conversion. He thought Newchurch stood against radical feminism, relativism, homosexuality, and transsexuality. He found out that he was wrong. Bergoglio has embraced all of these in many public statements. Ashenden said that he had been warned: "Be careful you don't jump from the frying pan into the fire." But that's just what he did -- in ignorance of what Newchurch really stood for.
But when Ashenden saw how Bergoglio was increasingly radicalizing Newhurch, he recanted. He now sees Bergoglio as clearly precipitating a crisis in Newchurch between pseudo-traditionalists and Leftists. Ashenden didn't want to be caught up in that. He now sees Bergoglio as rejecting the "timeless values, faithful to the Gospel and Tradition" of the true Catholic Church. He says that Bergoglio has turned his condescending and superior attitude against true Catholics into a "crusade." He has used his appointed Marxist/Modernist Newbishops to cancel anyone with even conservative Newchurch values. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Christianity Today.]
Traditional Catholics, Fr. Gavin Ashenden saw the light. He recanted from Newchurch. He is now thinking that the right path may be that which independent Traditional Catholics found after the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965): to reconfigure the true Church underground. Ashenden says that it is not clear what will happen to Newchurch. We disagree. It is clear to see what is happening. Institutional heresy, immorality, and corruption are now endemic with the Montinis, Wojtylas, Ratzingers, and Bergoglios at the helm. Newchurch will fail because it has neither a valid Mass nor a valid priesthood no valid sacraments. Without those sources of grace, Newchurch is dead.
Poland used to be one of the most Catholic nations on earth. Even when Newchurch took over in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council, Poland clung to Newchurch, mostly because in 1978 a Polish Newpope was elected, JPII-Wojtyla. But Poland was rocked to its core when the 2019 film "Tell No One" was released, exposing Newchurch's complicity with and cover-up of paedophile sex crimes by Newchurch clergy, even including the Polish Newbishops and the Polish Newpope Wojtyla -- not to speak of the heretical doctrines and liturgy that were being rammed down Newchurchers' throats.
Now young Poles are deserting Newchurch in droves. Just three decades ago, their attendance was more than double what it is today. Now only 23 per cent of young Poles have anything to do with Newchurch. Empty seats mark the pews of once-full churches. Newseminaries are being shut down all over Poland. "The whole [New]church has been poisoned," said one young Pole.
Overall, only 20 per cent of Newchurchers go to the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess." A recent report for just the years 2019-2020 indicated that 368 boys and girls were raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually assaulted. Said one Newchurch deserter: "The authority of the [New]church has collapsed.... God wants' nothing to do with the [Newchurch]."
Similarly, another once-Catholic country, Belgium, reported on November 30, 2022, that Sunday attendance at the invalid (fake) "New Mess" had dropped to the lowest point ever, 2 per cent. Before the Vatican II Anti-council that figure was 43 per cent. In 2021, 5,237 Newchurchers requested that their names be removed from baptismal registries. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
It is ironic that Belgium was the home country of the founder of the Catholic Traditionalist Movement, Fr. Gommar DePauw, in 1964 who had emigrated to the United States in 1949 Six years before Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre founded the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), Fr. DePauw brought the Traditional Latin Mass to the United States and Canada, via publications, recordings, and especially his Radio Masses.Traditional Catholics, in spite of non-stop propaganda from Newchurch's billion-dollar media empire known as the "Vatican News Service," funded by ever-dwindling donations from Newchurchers, Newchurch is dying faster than anyone could have predicted. Are the prayers of true Traditional Catholics, who have had nothing to do with Newchurch since 1964, finally being answered? Is Almighty God using his winnowing fan to separate the wheat from the tares (Matthew 25:18-23), the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:31-34)? Only time will tell, but the picture has become clear and clearer in recent years.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
It has always puzzled me why Newchurchers cling irrationally to Newpopes, who are flaming apostates from the Catholic Faith, who reject Catholic doctrine, and in addition are accomplices in paedophilia and other crimes. By the term "Newchurcher" I refer to those who irrationally cling to the Newchurch of the New Order, which, as you Fathers have often said, is most certainly not the Catholic Church, but was founded on September 21, 1964, at the Vatican II Anti-council, to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. Do you have any insights?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
To be included in the term "Newchurcher" are not only those who acquiesce to the "New Mess" of 1969 but also those who sell out to the "New Latin Mess" of 1962, which was the rite of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) and is now "performed" by Newchurch presbyters who have never been validly ordained as priests. In 1968 Newchurch tossed out the traditional Roman Ordinal and started using a fake (invalid) Protestantized New Order "New Ordinal," which merely "installs presbyters [ministers] to preside over the assembly of the people," but does not "ordain priests to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead," as the traditional Catholic Sacrament of Holy Orders validly expresses it.
Yours is a common question over which all of true Traditional Catholics have puzzled, as the evidence of the invalidity of the Newchurch Mess and the "sacraments" is so obvious after the last sixty years and particularly under Bergoglio. The German philosopher Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)'s Theory of Stupidity might help to explain the perplexing madness of these Newchurchers.
Bonhoeffer tried to explain how supposedly intelligent Germans sold out to Adolph Hitler, but the same could be said of those who today have sold out to the Communist Dictator Xi Jinping of Red China or to the Newpopes (Paul VI-Montini, JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio), who have destroyed the Catholic Mass, Sacraments, and Faith in what (falsely) appears to be the "institutional" Church.
Bonhoeffer proposed the Theory of Stupidity to explain the contradiction. He posited that stupidity is not an intellectual defect (malice), but a moral defect, along the lines of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans (1:28/DRV): "And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient [proper]." Bonhoeffer further posited that the power of the superior needs the stupidity of the inferior. The stupid willingly gave up their independence to organizations and their leaders, which could just as well be religious organizations and and religious leaders. Thus, Bonhoeffer concluded, stupid people are more dangerous than evil ones.
Bonhoeffer's insight shows us that, contrary to what we might be inclined to think, stupidity cannot be corrected by the intellect or by rational argument, but only by an act of liberation. The mistake of the pseudo-traditionalists is that you cannot argue the stupid into what is right. It doesn't work. You are simply wasting your time.
Somewhere around the time of JPII-Wojtyla's spurious 1988 "Indult" for the New Latin Mess of 1962, the reality changed. Before then, one could argue about the invalidity of Newchurch, its Mess, its "sacraments," its heresies, its immoralities. After that point the pseudo-traditionalists closed off their minds and sold out hook, line, and sinker, to the spurious Newpopes, with all their heresies and immoralities. No argument would penetrate their moral stupidity.
St. Paul was speaking to Traditional Catholics of this time, just as to the Corinthians of his time, when we pronounced: ""Libenter enim suffertis insipientes: cum sitis ipsi sapientes" - For you gladly suffer the foolish: whereas you yourselves are wise (2 Corinthians 11:19/DRV).
In a "secret" September 22, 2018, deal, the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio gave up his purported power to appoint Newbishops to atheist Communist dictator Xi Jinping for Red China. Bergoglio has twice renewed the sellout deal, in 2020 and 2022. Bergoglio's act was not surprising because he essentially admitted in his own biography that he is a Communist (an therefore an excommunicate from the Catholic Church).
Jinping is a sharp, conniving atheist Communist, with whom Bergoglio is out of his league. Jinping has now pushed the "secret" deal to the nth degree just two months after Bergoglio renewed the sellout deal for another two years. On November 24, 2022, Xi created a new Newchurch diocese, Jiangxi, not recognized by Newchurch and installed John Peng as a Newbishop there. (Newchurch has not consecrated real bishops since 1968, when it adopted a Protestantized New Ordinal.) In effect, Xi has become the "Pope of Red China" with Bergoglio's acquiescence.
The fake Newbishop Peng upon his "installation" as Newchurch bishop swore an oath "to guide [Newchurch] to adapt to Socialist [i.e., atheistic Communist] society." Peng was "installed" by a rump group called the "Chinese [New]bishops' Conference," which is not officially recognized by Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
Traditional Catholics, what was the "Dictator Newpope" Francis-Bergoglio's reaction to the Communist Dictator essentially declaring himself the "Pope of Red China"? Excommunicate the Communist Church of China, as did Pope Pius XII in 1949, an excommunication, by the way, that is still valid? No, Bergoglio is doing nothing but "continuing the respectful dialogue." No wonder that Xi considers Bergoglio a fake pope. Bergoglio himself is acting like a fake pope and has even come close to admitting the reality in at least two statements during his Newpapacy, once to international reporters on the Newpapal airplane and once to the Neo-Society of St. Pius X.
"The Dictator [New]pope" Francis-Bergoglio is facing schism from the German Newchurch and now from the Eastern-rite Newchurch, which is now in full-blown revolt from him. Bergoglio has been trying to force the Eastern-rite Newchurchers to turn their altars around to face the congregation in contravention of Apostolic tradition.
On Sunday, November 27, 2022, a large angry crowd of Eastern Newchurchers physically attacked Bergoglio's illegitimate Newarchbishop of the Syro-Malabar rite, Andrews Thazhath, and prevented him from entering the sacred precincts of St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica in Ernakulam, India, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy (Qurbana). Bergoglio had forced Thazhath as Newapostolic Administrator upon the Easterners against their will to implement the sacrilegious turning-around of their altars.
The traditionalist Easterners won this round of the battle for their ad orientem altars. Bergoglio's Newarchbishop's vehicle was forcibly turned around, and he was forced back to his residence. The cathedral vicar proceeded to celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the traditional way, ad orientem, facing away from the congregation toward liturgical east. Police have now locked up the cathedral, so the Newarchbishop cannot celebrate the Divine Liturgy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New Indian Express.]
Traditional Catholics, one cannot help but admire the Eastern-rite Newchurchers in their courageous stand against the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio. Unlike the western Newchurchers, who refused to fight to save their altars after the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), and subsequently lost the priesthood (1968) and the Mass (1969), the Easterners are fighting Bergoglio in the streets. If only Catholics in the 1960s had just said NO! to the Vatican II Anti-council and its establishment of the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church, all of the false Messes, false Sakraments, immoral doctrine, pig-sty morality of the paedophile/embezzling Newchurch clergy, and the pseudo-popes would never have occurred.