DAILY COMMENTARIES FROM THE TRADITIO FATHERS
DECEMBER 2023

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December 31, 2023 - Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity
Semidouble Sunday

Francis-Bergoglio's Acolyte Pontificates that Newchurch Cannot Return
To the Time before the Changes that Bergoglio Has Imposed

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio & Erwin Krautler

Two Apostates in a Pod
Newbishop Erwin Kraulter
Apparently Speaking for Francis-Bergoglio
Is Pushing Priestesses, Deaconesses
And Non-celibate Presbyters in Newchurch
Just as in the Protestant Sects
He Has Pontificated:
Newchurch Cannot Return
To the Time before the Changes
That Bergoglio Has Imposed"

In a December 5, 2023, statement that apparently speaks for the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, Brazilian Newbishop Erwin Krautler, one of Bergoglio's key Newbishops at the October 2023 Synod on Synodality (aka Vatican III), has come out for the installation of priestesses, deaconesses, and non-celibate presbyters in Newchurch, just as in the radical Protestant sects, and has pontificated that "(New)church cannot return" to the time before the changes that Bergoglio has imposed. "What [Bergoglio] has initiated, (New)church cannot return to before that. Married (presbyters) will come first, then the (New)diaconate for women. Priestesses will be the next stage."

Traditional Catholics, Krautler's statement must have stuck in the craw of the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists who think that a simple rearrangement of the deck chairs on the Newchurch "Titanic" will magically fix all the problems in the Newchurch of the New Order. Krautler is right: things have progressed much too far in the Newchurch. You see, the problem is not with any passing Newpope, but with the fact that that the Catholic Church does not "subsist in" (to use a Vatican II Anti-council phrase concocted by Ratzinger, the Newchurch of the New Order). The Anti-council founded the Newchurch to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church in 1964 and gave that Newchurch a new constitution, filled with what, in contemporary parlance, is the monster of Marxist/Modernist apostasy.


December 30, 2023 - Within the Octave
Semidouble Feast

So Far Has Once-Catholic Ireland Fallen that there Are Not Enough Presbyters to Simulate Funerals
So Laypeople Will Simulate Them

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Casket in Empty Church

A Coffin Stands Alone
In an Empty Newchurch
In Ireland there Aren't Enough Presbyters
To Simulate Funerals
Some Newdioceses Will Install
Only One Presbyter in Ten Years
Newchurch Projects that in Twenty Years
There Will Be only One Presbyter
For Each Hundred Newchurches

Once Ireland saved the Catholic Church by preserving in its monasteries the Latin Vulgate Bible, the commentaries of the Latin and Greek Church Fathers, and other important Catholic works in order that when Europe began to recover from the Fall of Rome, these indispensable works would be available for the restoration of the Church. For centuries the Catholic Faith was identified in a special way with Ireland. No longer.

Newbishop Larry Duffey, of Clogher, announced on December 16, 2023, that in the north of Ireland, presbyters will no longer "preside" over funerals. (In any cases, these Messes are invalid [fake] Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order service.) Instead, 40 laypeople are going to simulate funerals "in the name of the (New)church." There are too few presbyters now left in Ireland after the exodus following Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, which hit Ireland perhaps harder than any other country. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, some Newdioceses in Ireland will install only one presbyter per decade. In Newchurch, presbyters are becoming rarer than Newbishops, of whom there are now over 5,600! Newchurch projects that in twenty years there will be only one presbyter for each hundred Newchurches. That would be a problem for Newchurch, except that there aren't many Newchurches left, nor Newparishioners to attend them. In 1975, 91 per cent of Irish went to church; that number plummeted to 30 per cent in 2021, and still falling.


December 29, 2023 - St. Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop & Martyr
Double Feast

ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, BISHOP & MARTYR
Was Slain at the Altar by Agents of King Henry II of England as He Was Pontificating over Vespers

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
St. Thomas of Canterbury

Boucicaut Master, "Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury," ca. 1410

In this dramatic incident in the history of the Church, while St. Thomas of Canterbury was pontificating over Vespers within the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord on December 29, 1170, the monks had just finished chanting the Fourth Antiphon and Psalm 129 ("De Profundis"), when the cantor arose and began to chant the Chapter from St. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews (1:1-2): "Multifariam multisque modis olim Deus loquens..., when the King's agents burst in and slew the Holy Bishop at the altar. "The monks, trembling and astonished at so great a tumult, broke off singing Vespers without completing the Office."

This story of this great Saint, who stood against a corrupt king for God is brilliantly portrayed by Richard Burton as Thomas and Peter O'Toole as Henry in the 1964 film, "Becket."


DECEMBER 28, 2023 - THE HOLY INNOCENTS
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE SECOND CLASS

THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS
Who Were Killed for Christ by King Herod

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Holy Innocents

Sano di Pietro, "The Massacre of the Innocents," 1470

From the Martyrologium Romanum for December 28
In Bethlehem Judae natalis sanctorum Innocentium Martyrum, qui pro Christo ab Herode Rege interfecti sunt.
[In Bethlehem of Judea, the natal day of the Holy Innocent Martyrs, who were killed for Christ by King Herod.]

"Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry:
and sending killed all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof,
from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying:
"A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning;
Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not"
(Matthew 2:16-18/DRV).

King Herod the Great wears a crown, sits on a throne on a dais in his hall, and holds a scepter.
His pointing gesture signifies his direction to the soldiers to kill the infant boys.
The woman in red holds her hands to her face in an attitude of grief.


DECEMBER 27, 2023 - ST. JOHN, APOSTLE & EVANGELIST
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE SECOND CLASS

A Reader Reports: Extraterrestrials Have Been Added Like an Article of Faith
To the "Revised" Once-traditional Baltimore Catechism

From: Kevin
E.T.

Unboxing a New Statue
For a Newchurch Parish
Given Newchurch's New Baltimore Catechism
Stating that there Is Life on Other Planets
The Statue Bears a Striking Resemblance
To an Extraterrestrial
Or Perhaps It Is the Latest Model
Of a Newchurch Presbyter!

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

The Baltimore Catechism taught bedrock Catholicism in the United States from 1885 until the advent of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). To be sure, one saw more "revisions" in the 1950s, that transitional decade to the establishment of the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964. The "Baltimore Catechism" name had gained such authority that the apostate Newchurch could not give it up for commercial reasons. Therefore, it "revised" the Catholicism out of it, while still holding onto the title, just as Newchurch itself uses the name "Catholic Church" while being anything but.

A Newchurcher showed me his "revised" Baltimore Catechism. In the latest revision, there is a section stating that there is life on other planets. Not even astronomers can say that with any certainty. This Newchurcher bought the extraterrestrial line hook and sinker. He as good as said that he believed in E.T., The Extraterrestrial.

Newpopes Benedict-Ratzinger and Francis-Bergoglio have gone almost as far. What is that so possesses the apostate Newpopes about extraterrestrials? Are they so possessed as to want to take their corruption to other planets?


DECEMBER 26, 2023 - ST. STEPHEN, PROTO-MARTYR
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE SECOND CLASS

The Pseudo-traditionalist Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) Is Expelled from Yet Another French Newdiocese
The Fraternity Was Characterized as "Offensive" for Its Attempted Takeover

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Laurent Dognin

Newbishop Laurent Dognin
Is the Latest to Expel
The Pseudo-traditionalist FSSP
From His Newdiocese
He Claimed that the Fraternity
Was Trying to Create Parallel Newparishes
In Competition with the New Order Newparishes
And Conducting Its Own Newparish Activities

The latest expulsion of the Newchurch-affiliated pseudo-traditionalist Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) from a Newdiocese is that of Quimper, France. Newbishop Laurent Dognin on December 19, 2023, took the action because he claimed that the FSSP had created two de facto Newparishes without authorization. These Newparishes and their own activities were created in parallel (in competition) with the Newchurch parish activities.

As a result Dognin has expelled the FSSP from his Newdiocese and substituted his own Newdiocesan presbyters. Thus, the pseudo-traditionalist Fraternity will no longer simulate the Half New Order "New Latin Mess" of 1962 in the Newdiocese. Moreover, its parallel "pastoral" activities will be discontinued: catechism, youth ministry, initiations (formerly called baptisms), marriages, etc. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Newdiocsese of Quimper.]

Traditional Catholics, the FSSP has capitulated to this expulsion, as it has in other expulsions. Once the FSSP sticks its nose under the Newchurch tent, it tends to overextend itself, almost taking over. Such actions have led it to be called "offensive" by this Newbishop. FSSP has brought upon itself all these problems in the first place, because it sold out to the Newchurch of the New Order, which finds it increasingly repugnant.


December 25 - THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS - HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION

Omnibus circa Mundum in Hoc Festo Nativitatis MMXXIII

Ex: Patribus TRADITIONIS
Te Deum

Hymnus Cantandus in Matutinis Nativitatis D.N.I.C.
Te Deum Laudamus

Omnibus Lectoribus Internexus TRADITIONIS
Beatam Nativitatem Domini Nostri Iesu Christi!

The TRADITIO Fathers pray that on Christmas you will be able to assist at a fully Traditional Catholic Matins and Midnight High Mass, augmented with the strains of the traditional Gregorian Chant. If you have this blessing, be sure to offer a prayer for the many Catholics who are bereft of the fully Traditional Latin Mass and Divine Office and will be bamboozled by the unCatholic Half New Order Vatican II "New Latin Mess of 1962" or by the invalid full-blown Protestantized New Order Mess of 1969.


December 24, 2023 - Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord

Vigil of the Nativity Office

SOLEMN MATINS AND MIDNIGHT HIGH MASS OF CHRISTMAS

In the darkness of Christmas Eve, December 24, is traditionally chanted the traditional Hour of Matins of the Divine Office for the Nativity of Our Lord, consisting of ancient antiphons, hymns, psalms, and the ancient commentaries of the Church Fathers on the significance of the Nativity. For example, in the Third Nocturn, Holy Mother Church provides us with the commentary of Pope St. Gregory the Great on the census proclamation of the Roman emperor that brought the Holy Family to Bethlehem, the commentary of St. Ambrose on the significance of the shepherds, and the commentary of St. Augustine on the Incarnation of the Word. Following Matins is traditionally held the procession to the creche and the High Mass of Christmas at Midnight (In Nocte), the First Mass of Christmas, originally the only Mass of Christmas, celebrated at the time of the birth of the Holy Infant, at midnight.

It is most unfortunate that many traditional Catholics do not have access to the Midnight High Mass, let alone the Solemn Matins of Christmas Eve, which precedes it and prepares for it. Fortunately, the St. John Schola has made available to the traditional Catholic faithful these significant rites on two CDs. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department for Volume I and Volume II of that Gregorian schola's recordings of Christmas Matins and Christmas High Mass. For traditional Catholics who do not have the opportunity to attend these singular rites in person, at least they may participate in them spiritually through these recordings. These rites are an essential part of the traditional Catholic Faith.


December 23, 2023 - Ferial Day
Ember Saturday
Great "O" Antiphon at Vespers: O Emmanuel [O Emmanuel]

Francis-Bergoglio Resorts to Jesuitical Sophistry to Approve Blessing of Gay "Couples"
He Has Already Approved "Gay Civil Unions," in Effect, "Gay Marriage"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio

Did I just Approve "Gay Marriage"?
A Befuddled Francis-Bergoglio
Has Issued His Latest Assault
Against the Catholic Faith
By Approving the Blessing of "Gay Couples"
He Already Approved "Gay Civil Unions"
Which Are Essentially "Gay Marriage"
In the Document "Fiducia Supplicans"
He Has Taken Jesuitical Sophistry
And Gobbledygook to a New Level

In his December 18, 2023, declaration "Fiducia supplicans," which one might appropriately translate "A Trust Beggared," Bergoglio has once again become a laughing stock. Just two years ago, in 2021, he declared through his Faith Dicastery: "When a blessing is invoked on certain human relationships by a special liturgical rite, it is necessary that what is blessed corresponds with God's designs written in creation and fully revealed by Christ the Lord." Now that obvious principle has been turned on its head by some Newjesuit sophistry, rejected for "pastoral" reasons. That is the same excuse that was used to destroy the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church at the Vatican II Anti-council and replace it in 1964 with the apostate Newchurch of the New Order.

Now Bergoglio eschews the "moral analysis" of actions. Just yield to any pressure, he says. Maybe the immoral recipients of the immoral "blessing" may cast a meagre penny into the Newchurch coffers. Maybe they will attend one invalid "New Mess." If that is Bergoglio's thinking, he's got a bum head as well as a bum knee. You might as well say: let's not subject murderers or any other criminals to a moral analysis. This document, "Fiducia supplicans" makes the mind reel with its gobbledygook. To quote Shakespeare: "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, as we have said so many times before, the Newchurch of the New Order is most ceretainly NOT the Catholic Church. All the Saints in Heaven are spitting down upon this apostate Newpope and his predecessors since 1964. And no future pseudo-pope will change any of this, now that it is set in stone. Newchurch will simply grow more and more maniacal, just like a stone inexorably rolling down a hill. No true Catholic should have anything to do with Newchurch on pain of his immortal soul.


December 22, 2023 - Ferial Day
Ember Friday
Great "O" Antiphon at Vespers: O Rex Gentium [O King of the Gentiles]

Newvatican Kangaroo Court Convicts Newcardinal Becciu instead of Francis-Bergoglio
Even though Francis-Bergoglio Had Been Regularly Informed of the Transactions and Had Approved Them

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Angelo Becciu & Francis-Bergoglio

Who Was the Mastermind
Behind the Embezzlement of 350,000,00 USD
In Church Money
Newcardinal Becciu or Francis-Bergoglio Himself?
Newvatican Court Testimony Pointed to Bergoglio
But as He Controls the Court
The Justices Were Not Going to Turn On
Their Dictator

On December 16, 2023, a kangaroo court in Newvatican convicted Newcardinal Angelo Becciu of embezzlement in the 2014 London Real-estate Scam, in which 350,000,000 USD of Newchurchers' donations were lost. Throughout the trial, which lasted almost three years, Becciu repeatedly asserted his innocence and charged that Francis-Bergoglio was the mastermind behind the scam and had been regularly informed of the transactions and personally approved them. Sworn court testimony also fingered Bergoglio, who was said to be the man behind the embezzlement.

As the court operates under Bergoglio's authority, the verdict was certain not to go against the Newpope, but against Becciu as a scapegoat when the scam went sour. Bergoglio even directly interfered in the court proceedings in favor of the prosecution against Becciu, even though he said that he would not. The justices were appointed by Bergoglio, so they weren't going to turn on their dictator, even though the prosecution had failed to produce a smoking gun to prove criminal intent. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the "National Catholic Register."]

Traditional Catholics, the case will be appealed, but there is no reason that the outcome will be any different. The fix is in, just as Francis-Bergoglio has gotten away with his ultimate responsibilty for Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust.


DECEMBER 21 - FEAST OF ST. THOMAS, APOSTLE
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE SECOND CLASS
Great "O" Antiphon at Vespers: O Oriens [O Daystar]

St. Thomas, Apostle

ST. THOMAS, APOSTLE
Whose Feast Falls within Advent
St. Thomas Took the Catholic Faith to India
And Is Known as "Doubting Thomas"
Who, when Allowed to Touch
The Sacred Wounds of Christ, Exclaimed:
"Dominus Meus et Deus Meus"
[My Lord and My God]


December 20, 2023 - Vigil of St. Thomas, Apostle
Ember Wednesday of Advent
Great "O" Antiphon at Vespers: O Clavis David [O Key of David]

California's Capital Newdiocese Announces Bankruptcy
It Is Facing Some 250 Lawsuits from Children Raped and Sodomized by Its Paedophile Presbyters

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Jaime Soto

Newbishop Jaime Soto
Of Sacramento, California's, Capital
Tries to Explain Lawsuits
From Some 250 Children
Who Had Been Raped, Sodomized
Or Otherwise Sexually Assaulted
By Sacramento's Paedophile
Newchurch Presbyters
Soto Is Throwing in the Towel
And Declaring the Sacramento
Newdiocese Bankrupt

On December 9, 2023, the Newdiocese of Sacramento, California's capital, became the 36th Newdiocese to throw in the towel because it was inundated with lawsuits from some 250 children who had been raped, sodomized, or otherwise sexually assaulted by Sacramento's paedophile Newchurch presbyters. Newbishop Jaime Soto announced on February 28, 2023, that he was considering the action.

The decision recently announced is denounced by many supporters of the children, as it deprives them of individually-negotiated settlements and usually lets the Newdioceses off without serious consequences. Soto has tried to shield Newparishes and Newschools by a legal ploy, but some U.S. Bankruptcy Courts have voided such techniques. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, the Newdioceses of Sacramento, along with Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Orange were reported to be under investigation by the State of California for perpetrating and suborning sex crimes by their presbyters. Newchurch's worldwide Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is far from over.


December 19, 2023 - Ferial Day
Great "O" Antiphon at Vespers: O Radix Iesse [O Root of Jesse]

"Tradition-friendly" Newbishop Rey Essentially Replaced by a Bergoglio-appointed Coadjutor
Rey Had "Too Many" Half New Order New Latin Messes of 1962 in His Rural French Newdiocese

From: Petrus Romanus, The TRADITIO Network's Roman Correspondent
CAPTION

An Unhappy French Newbishop Dominique Rey
Has Essentially Been Demoted from His Newdiocese
And Replaced by a Francis-Bergoglio Appointee
Rey Had Allowed Eighteen New Latin Messes
In His Rural Newdiocese
In Contravention of Bergoglio's 2021 Decree
"Traditionis Custodes"
Which Essentially Suppressed
The Half New Order New Latin Mess

Francis-Bergoglio's persecution of New Latin Messes and associated Newbishops has spread from the United States and Brazil to France. On December 10, 2023, Dominique Rey, Newbishop of the French Newdiocese of Frejus-Toulon, clearly the most "tradition-friendly" of the Newchurch bishops of France, was given a coadjutor Newbishop with right of succession, who, with Francis-Bergoglio's backing, has taken over completely. Rey remains in office only as a symbol, one soon to be extinguished. He has four years to go before he will turn 75, but you can be sure that he will abdicate in four months or so -- if not sooner.

Rey had permitted eighteen every-Sunday Half New Order Vatican II New Latin Messes of 1962 in his small and underpopulated rural see, and he had invited into Toulon about fifty Neocon "communities" that had fled other Newdioceses in France. All for naught. The new pit bull coadjutor, Francois Marie Pierre Touvet, aged 58, formerly of Chalons, will now put down the Newseminaries and schools opened by Rey, and he will send all the Neocons/Pseudo-traditionalists there packing. But where they will go is a good question. Bergoglio has closed off almost all options.


December 18, 2023 - Ferial Day
Great "O" Antiphon at Vespers: O Adonai [O Lord]

Francis-Bergoglio Expels Another Conservative Newbishop
Jose Luis Azcona Dared to Question the Newpope's Heretical "Synod on Synodality"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Jose Luis Azcona

Conservative Newbishop Jose Luis Azcona
Of Marajo, Brazil
Has Been Expelled from His Newdiocese
At the Age of 83
Because the Newprelated Dared to Criticize
Francis-Bergoglio's 2019 Amazon Synod
Which Advocated a Married Newclergy
Deaconesses, and the Pagan
Amazonian Novus Ordo Rite
Bergoglio's "Mercy" Apparently Extends Only
To Sexual Perverts, Not to Conservatives

Francis-Bergoglio has expelled Newbishop Jose Luis Azcona from the territory of his Newdiocese of Marajo Brazil. This is the second expulsion of a Brazilian Newchurch clergyman in two weeks, after presbyter-pastor Fabio Fernandez was removed on November 29, 2023. The retiring Newbishop will not be allowed to remain within the territory his home diocese, where the 83-year-old has resided for thirty years. It seems that Bergoglio's ire is extending well beyond the United States, with Brazil now becoming a prime target.

And what was Azcona's great sin? He criticized the 2019 Amazon Synod that Bergoglio convoked. Azcona didn't agree with installing married men as presbyters or women as deaconesses or the pagan Amazonian rite of the Novus Ordo, in which the pagan fertility goddess Pachamama was venerated. He pointed out that the synod addressed nothing concerning Jesus Christ, that it was purely "secular." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, It appears that Bergoglio's memory for those he hates can extend for years. He displays for his conservative prelates none of his vaunted "mercy" for homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals, bigamists, pagans, and Communists. Christian charity would indicate that the elderly Newchurch bishop should be granted a dignified retirement. But Bergoglio, who doesn't even seem to be a believing Christian, has established a record of vengeance, not charity, toward the conservatives in Newchurch whom he calls his "enemies."


December 17, 2023 - Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday
Semidouble Sunday of the Second Class
Great "O" Antiphon at Vespers: O Sapientia [O Wisdom]

The Great O Antiphons of Advent are a series of seven antiphons chanted or recited before and after the Magnificat of Vespers of the traditional Divine Office on the last seven days before the Vigil of Christmas (December 17-December 23). Their name comes from the Latin interjection of invocation, O, with which they all begin. Nothing similar precedes any other feast. Longing for the coming of the Messias, which is the characteristic mood of Advent, is seen most poetically in these O Antiphons. The melody to which they are chanted is marvelously expressive of the intense desire with which the patriarchs, the prophets, the Hebrew people, and now the Gentiles wait for God's presence in the Messias, Jesus Christ.

FSSP Presbyter Is Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Child Pornography
As Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust Touches even the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist Groups

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
FSSP Logo

The Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)
Associated with the Newchurch of the New Order
Is Now Implicated in Child Pornography
As One of Its Pastor-presbyters
Was Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
The Presbyter Has Admitted to the Crimes
And Called Them "Heinous"
True Catholics Must Shun Having Any Ties
To the Newchurch of the New Order

As Newchurch continues to corrupt everything it touches, James Jackson, a presbyter of the pseudo-traditional Newchurch group called the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), was sentenced on December 13, 2023, in U.S. Federal Court to six years in prison for child pornography crimes, which Jackson himself described as "heinous." Jackson was pastor of the FSSP's St. Mary's Church in Providence, Rhode Island. The charges were originally announced in October 2021, and, while out on bail, Jackson recommitted the crime and is now facing charges in Kansas as well.

The FSSP was originally "approved" by the Unsaint Newpope JPII-Wojtyla in 1988, when he panicked at traditional Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's consecration of four traditional bishops outside the Newchurch of the New Order. The FSSP now exists with a sword of Damocles hanging over its head, suspended by the single thread of a February 11, 2022, limited, temporary reprieve never officially published. The FSSP has to observe strict limitations associated with Francis-Bergoglio's decree "Traditionis custodes" of July 16, 2021. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, when the charges were announced in 2021, many Newchurchers associated with the FSSP refused to believe them, even though Jackson fully admitted to them. The corruption of Newchurch and all those associated with it has truly twisted the minds even of the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists. This is just further proof that all true Catholics must shun having any ties to the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, even those Newchurch surrogates posing to be "traditionalist."


December 16, 2023 - St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Has Discarded a 2,000-year-old Practice of Christians, including Christ Himself
By Allowing the Most Pagan Forms of Cremation and the Discarding of Human Remains

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Cremation

Newchurch Began Its Regime in 1963
By a Decree Permitting Pagan Cremation
Specifically Referring to the Pagan Hindus
Newpope Paul VI-Montini Overrode the Practice
Of Christians and Catholics from the early Church
Who Regarded Cremation as a Barbaric Practice
Associated with the Worst of Paganism
And, in Modern Times
With the Condemned Freemasons

The first official act of Newpope Paul VI-Montini's regime was to overturn 2,000 years of Christian and Catholic practice and allow cremation. Through a decree of July 5, 1963, his "Holy Office" published "De Crematione Cadaverum." He specifically referenced pleasing the pagan Hindus. Two months after this, on September 29, Montini re-convoked the Vatican II Anti-council, and then all Hell broke loose.

Christians and Catholics have, from the early Church, regarded cremation as a barbaric practice, associated with the worst of paganism. Even the great Roman philosopher Cicero, who lived before Christ, deplored cremation as a barbaric practice repugnant to Roman tradition. In the 19th century, cremation became associated with the condemned Freemasons, who pushed it mercilessly to plant the idea that there was no afterlife. Christ Himself and the Christian martyrs were buried or entombed, not subjected to the funeral pyre like Julius Caesar.

On December 12, 2023, the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, who has openly associated himself with pagan and atheistic forces, has extended Montini's execrable decree, allowing what even Newchurch heretofore has not, the purloining of the ashes of the dead to "store" them outside of a "sacred place," i.e., a church or cemetery. Even Newchurch in 2016 denied a Novus Ordo funeral to those who requested their ashes be dumped in a pool, blown in the wind, or divvied up to become a trophy over a fireplace. Now Bergoglio has approved what even secular governments are respectful enough not to permit: the commingling of the ashes of several dead together. Newchurch is truly disgusting. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican News.]

Traditional Catholics, this is a common tactic of Newchurch. It is the same tactic that suppressed the Traditional Latin Mass: to make a general statement that appears in part to uphold traditional teaching but also permits "exceptions." Shortly, the exceptions becomes the rule. The vulgar tongues at the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus New Order service were to be used only very exceptionally, but within five years, the vulgar tongues at the invalid (fake) New Order service became the almost unexceptionable norm. Just so now with mother's and father's ashes. As far as the pagan Newchurch is concerned, you may as well throw them in the garbage can and deny them a decent Christian burial.


December 15, 2023 - Octave Day of the Immaculate Conception
Double Major Feast

Francis-Bergoglio's Persecution of Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists Spreads Worldwide
The Latest Victim is a Pseudo-traditionalist Brazilian Presbyter Who Speaks for a Growing Majority of Brazilians

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Fabio Fernandes

Newchurch Presbyter Fernandes Simulates
The "New Latin Mess of 1962" in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Speaking for a Growing Majority of Newchurchers
In Conservative Brazil
Where Attendance at the New Mess Has Fallen
Some 30 per Cent in a Decade
Fabio Fernandes Has Publicly Denounced
Francis Bergoglio as a "Heretic"
Bergoglio's Agents Are Trying to Get Him
For "Schism" against the Apostate
Newchurch of the New Order

Any notion that Francis-Bergoglio's persecution of Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers and their Half New Order Vatican II "New Latin Mess of 1962" is restricted to the United States is dead wrong. Bergoglio is putting on the screws worldwide. On November 29, 2023, the pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Newchurch in Sao Paolo, Brazil, was removed and put up on charges of "schism" for simulating the New Latin Mess in contravention of Bergoglio's 2021 decree "Traditionis custodes." The pastor has also been barred from exercising any ministry in Newchurch.

The presbyter-pastor Fabio Fernandes had refused to sign a loyalty oath to Bergoglio and declare in public his "willingness to accept communion with the Roman Catholic Church [sic], the Second Vatican [Anti-]council in its entirety, and the Magisterium of Pope Francis [sic]." Like Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke, Newbishop Joseph Strickland, and others, Fernandes was accused of making "schismatic" statements such as calling Bergoglio and his Sao Paolo Newcardinal out for being "heretics" and of ignoring Bergoglio's 2021 decree barring the New Latin Mess of 1962.

Fernandes posted a statement on November 6, 2023, in which he "ask(ed) forgiveness for the mistake I made for many years, most of my almost 15 years of priesthood [sic], of having celebrated the New Mass according to the Missal of Paul VI." On October 29, 2023, Fernandes had celebrated the Feast of Christ the King in accordance with the (Traditional) Roman Catholic Missal. Newchurch, which Fernandes terms the "Conciliar Church," changed the date of that feast to please the Protestants, who celebrate Reformation Day on the last Sunday of October. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic News sources.]

Traditional Catholics, Brazil has the world's largest Newchurch population. Fernandes was speaking for a significant number of Brazilian Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers who have had it with the Newchurch of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965),"The Dictator (New)pope" Bergoglio, and the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at that Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. A recent report showed that attendance at Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" services in Brazil had fallen by some 30 per cent in a decade. Fernandes may truly be speaking for a growing majority of the people in Brazil -- and around the world.


December 14, 2023 - Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception
Semidouble Feast

The Apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio Twists the Knife into Neocon Newbishop Strickland
Not only Is He Expelled from His Newdiocese, but He Can't Simulate Mess There Either

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio & Joseph Strickland

The Kiss of Death
Newbishop Joseph Strickland Publicly Accepts
The Apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio
Who Is Now Conducting a Vicious Vengeance
Campaign against the Newbishop
Whose only Sin Was to Remind Bergoglio
That He Is Bound by His Oath of Office
To Guard Religiously and Faithfully Expound
The Deposit of Faith
In this, Bergoglio, No True Pope, Has Utterly Failed
Strickland Has Wimped Out
Continuing to Recognize the Apostate Pretender
And Failed to Follow the Courageous Example
Of the Great Saints Who Rejected Heretic "Popes"
Saints Like Augustine, Basil, Martin, and Athanasius

Francis-Bergoglio, who wants "mercy" for homosexuals, lesbians, transsexuals, bigamists, and the rest, has shown no mercy toward those whom he views as his enemies. Not satisfied with expelling Newbishop Strickland from his Newdiocese. Not satisfied with giving no Newcanonic, public justification for his action. On December 10, 2023, he barred Strickland even from simulating the Novus Ordo Mess within the Newdiocese of Tyler, Texas.

That's what you get when you're a conservative presbyter or Newbishop in Newchurch. Bergoglio's claws are dripping with vicious vengeance against the Tyler, Texas, Newbishop, Joseph Strickland, who dared to remind Bergoglio that a true pope is bound by his oath of office "not to make known some new doctrine, but religiously guard and faithfully expound the revelation or Deposit of Faith [Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition] transmitted by the Apostles" (Dogma of the Vatican I Council). In this, Bergoglio, no true pope, has utterly failed.

All conservative presbyters and Newbishops should learn a lesson from Strickland -- not to speak of Newarchbishop Georg Ganswein and Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke -- and get out of Newchurch -- now! Apparently that is the course that Newarchbishop Carlo Vigano, Bergoglio's former Newpapal Nuncio to the United States, is taking. He knowsfirsthand the underbelly of Bergoglio and will now have nothing to do with him. In fact, he has just announced that he is setting up a conservative Newseminary in contradiction to Bergoglio's apostasy. Too bad Vigano is an unconsecrated Newbishop still beholden to the Newchurch of the New Order.

Now, ten years too late, in fact sixty years too late, Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists and their defective "New Latin Mess of 1962" are waking up to reality by characterizing Newchurch as "like a mafia organization. Power has replaced authority, and there is only one crime: being too orthodox." Yet the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist prattlers will still not separate themselves from the men -- not only Bergoglio, but also Benedict-Ratzinger, JPII-Wojtyla, and Paul VI-Montini -- who joined in the apostasy of the Newchurch of the New Order. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

Moreover, their avatar, Strickland, has wimped out on them. He could easily have refused Bergoglio's dictatorship and simply proclaimed that he does not recognize him, or any Newchurch "pope," as legitimate. What is Bergoglio going to do? Get into his private helicopter and fly over to Tyler, Texas, to throw Strickland out? Of course not. "Possession is nine-tenths of the law." Strickland has the upper hand. He could drag Bergoglio and his Newchurch through the U.S. courts until he comes out the winner, which is not unlikely, given recent U.S. court rulings.

Traditional Catholics, let's face it. These Newpopes are apostate blowhards who have no real power. The only power they wield is what wimps like Stickland and the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers give them. Hitler came to power only because the people of Germany allowed him to. Stalin came to power only because the people of Russia allowed him to. Mao Tse-tung came to power only because the people of China allowed him to. It's time that the pusillanimous (to use Christ's osn word) Newchurchers throw the bums out. That is what the great Saints of the early Church did. St. Augustine of Hippo, St. Basil the Great, St. Martin of Tours, St. Athanasius of Alexandra didn't put up with fake popes. They courageously stood up against them -- and won!


December 13, 2023 - St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr
Double Feast

The "Dictator" Newpope Francis-Bergoglio Is on the Warpath against Newchurch "Traditionalists" Again
This Time He Is Threatening Eastern-rite Newchurchers with Novus Ordo "Excommunication"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
CAPTION

Francis-Bergoglio Is Employing a Tactic
On Eastern-rite Newchurch Traditionalists
That He Has Successfully Employed
Against Newchurch Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists
In the West, Who Want to Simulate
The New Latin Mess of 1962
(Which Isn't even the Traditional Latin Mass)
He Has Threated Them
With Novus Ordo "Excommunication"
If They Don't Follow His Anti-traditional Dictate

The Eastern-rite traditionalists of the ancient Syro-Malabar rite of India, who have been battling Francis-Bergoglio tooth and nail to maintain their Divine Liturgy (Holy Qurbana) facing toward God, not the congregation, have blocked Bergoglio's envoys from entering St. Mary's Cathedral and have even conducted large protests in the streets. But, just as with the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists in the West, The "Dictator" Newpope, who always talks about the necessity of "mercy" toward homosexuals, lesbians, transsexuals, bigamists, and the rest, has shown no mercy toward the Easterners.

On December 7, 2023, Bergoglio gave the Eastern-rite "traditionalists" an ultimatum to capitulate to his anti-traditional dictate by December 25, or else be Novus Ordo "excommunicated." The "traditionalists" had had a dispensation from Novus Ordo-izing their rites, but Bergoglio yanked that dispensation in November 2021. The situation is very similar to the pseudo-traditionalists in the West who want to simulate the New Latin Mess of 1962 (which isn't even the Traditional Latin Mass), but whose temporary dispensation in 2007 was ended by Bergoglio in 2021. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic News Service.]

Traditional Catholics, it remains to be seen whether the Eastern-rite traditionalists will stick to their principles and the Unholy Father to pound sand. They have physical possession of their churches and can continue their traditional orientation, regardless of what The "Dictator" Bergoglio is trying to force on them. If they persist, they might just set an example of courage that the Western Newchurch could well emulate.


December 12, 2023 - Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception
Semidouble Feast

The Notorious Newcardinal McCarrick Is Back in Court
This Time for Numerous Sex Crimes against an 11-Year Old Boy

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Theodore McCarrick

Guilty as Sin? Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick
Once the Powerful Newarchbishop of Washington, D.C.
Is Now Back in Court for Another Series of Sex Crimes
It Remains to Be Seen What the Results
Of the New Competency Examination Show
And the Worst Crime Is
That Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust
Continues Unabated under Francis-Bergoglio

The infamous paedophile Newcardinal, Theodore McCarrick, of Washington, D.C., who perpetrated his crimes across the East Coast of the United States against children and young Newseminarians, was let off in Massachusetts because he was found not competent to stand trial -- even though he had meaningful interchanges with the judge.

McCarrick will be back in court, this time in Wisconsin, on January 10, 2024. He was ordered to take a new competency examination, whose results are expected to be published then. McCarrick is accused in this case as having sodomized a boy "numerous times," sometimes with other perpetrators, from the age of 11, in several states, but got away with it because, ironically, the boy's family considered McCarrick "the holy man"! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, McCarrick is just one of several Newcardinals, not to say Newarchbishops and Newbishops, who have gotten away with the most vile crimes. Because the Newpopes JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio have no interest in prosecuting their top Newprelates, it has been left up to the civil courts to carry the torch. And the worst crime is that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated under Francis-Bergoglio.


December 11, 2023 - St. Damasus I, Pope & Confessor
Semidouble Feast

A "Charity" Associated with Francis-Bergoglio Is under Investigation by Italian Authorities
For Taking Payoffs in an Influence-peddling Scheme Involving 2,000,000 USD

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio & Luca Casarini

Francis-Bergoglio and the Man
He Calls His "Dear Brother"
Luca Casarini, Head of Mediterranea
The Group Was Using Casarini's Closeness
To Bergoglio to Solicit Some 2,000,000 USD
Under False Pretenses
From the Italian Bishops' Conference
The Newchurch Charity Caritas
And Various Italian Newdioceses

On December 3, 2023, a "charity" associated with Francis-Bergoglio was reported to be engaged in fraudulent activities. Mediterranea enjoys the strong support of Bergoglio. Its head, Luca Casarini, is a man Bergoglio calls a "dear brother." So special a friend is he that Bergoglio specially nominated him to take part in the October 2023 Great Synod on Synodality, aka Vatican III.

Casarini and five other leaders of Mediterranea are being investigated by the Sicilian government for taking 135,000 USD in payoff money for violating immigration laws. Messages intercepted show that Casarini's special friendship with Bergoglio was used to solicit some 2,000,000 USD under false pretenses from the Italian Bishops' Conference, the Newchurch charity Caritas, and various Italian Newdioceses. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]

Traditional Catholics, the international press is again questioning Bergoglio's judgment, as so many of his intimates have been associated with influence peddling, embezzlement, paedophilia, and other crimes. Moreover, he seems to make no effort to correct his malfeasance, but doubles down, attacking those who are seeking to eradicate the corruption of the Newchurch of the New Order. That corruption is now so endemic that the task long ago became a fool's errand.


December 10, 2023 - Second Sunday of Advent
Semidouble Sunday of the Second Class

The Judicial Vicar of the Troubled Milwaukee Newarchdiocese Is Suspended for Public Indecency
But only after His Newarchbishop Was Embarrassed into Acting by a Published Exposť

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Trumpeter

A Trumpeter Blows a Final Farewell
To Presbyter Mark Payne at a New Order Mess
The Judicial Vicar
Of the Troubled Milwaukee Newarchdiocese
Who Has Been Suspended for Having
A Very Public Romantic Relationship with a Man
With Whom He Had Been Living since 2003
Newarchbishop Jerome Listecki Didn't Lift a Finger
Until an Exposť Was Published
Listecki Admitted that He Acted
Only because the Light of Publicity
Had Shone on Him

On December 1, 2023, the Judicial Vicar and pastor of two Newparishes of the troubled Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Newarchdiocese, was suspended because of his very public "romantic public relationship with a layman," with whom he had been living since 2003. Newarchbishop Jerome Listecki had seemingly ignored the situation until publication of an exposť the day before. Only then did Listecki capitulate to initiating a "formal canonical investigation."

Listecki admitted that he acted only because of the light of publicity had shone on him. Presbyter Payne had made public media postings of the "couple" attending "Pride" events and patronizing "gay" bars and clubs around the world. The unnamed "accomplice" had been arrested and incarcerated in 2018 for drunk driving and possession of cocaine. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic news sources.]

Traditional Catholics, so does Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust go on and on, unabated. The irony of this situation is that Newarchbishop Listecki himself had perpetrated almost exactly the same thing. He had purchased a vacation condominium with together with an individual who pled guilty of stealing money from the Newarchdiocese of Chicago, Illinois. Listecki's predecessor as Newarchbishop in Milwaukee had also been involved in a very public scandal when he paid nearly half a million USD in hush money to his catamite, but the catamite spilled the beans anyway!


December 9, 2023 - Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception
Semidouble Feast

Newchurch Now Is Now Admitting Transsexual Men to Its Women's College
The Alumnae of the College Are Calling the Policy "Blasphemous" and Telling Parents to Keep Their Kids Away

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Women of St. Mary's

Women of Newchurch's
St. Mary's Women's College
Or Are They Men Posing as Women?
Newchurch Colleges Are Increasingly
Admitting Transsexual Men
And Working to Place Them
In Dormitories Together
The Alumnae of the College
Are Calling the Policy
Approved by Six Newchurch "Nuns"
And Two Presbyters
On the Board of Trustees "Blasphemous"

On November 27, 2023, St. Mary's Women's College of Notre Dame, Indiana, located across the street from the more famous University of Notre Dame, announced that it would admit transsexual men, i.e., men who pretend to be women. This perverted policy was approved for the Newchurch college through its Board of Trustees, which includes six Newchurch "nuns" and two presbyters and directly violates its mission to "empower women" through education. St. Mary's is not the first Newchurch college to admit men who pretend to be women.

The college, like the Newchurch of the New Order itself, is going woke and is currently making arrangements for the women and "men" to be housed together. Real women alumnae of the college called the policy "blasphemous" and warned parents: "Donít allow your child to go to this school!" [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]

Traditional Catholics, Newchurch is now sending a clear message to men: if you want to get into a college easily and cheaply, pretend to be a woman. If you want to assignate, and even rape women under cover, go to a Newchurch "women's" college. The apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio clearly supports this approach, for as he pontificated on November 30, 2023: "The (New)church is woman." By pushing the agenda of homosexual and transsexual women, he has sealed the demise of Newchurch. The men (and many of the women too) will leave. This is exactly what happened when altar "girls" replaced altar "boys" at the Newchurch "dinner table." The boys walked out. This is exactly what is happening in the mainstream Protestant sects (Anglican/Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregationalist), which is displacing men with women, in contravention of Sacred Tradition and St. Paul's clear dictum.


DECEMBER 8, 2023 - IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
A HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

Immaculate Conception

December 7, 2023 - St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast & Vigil of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Traditional Catholic Bishop Clarence Kelly Passed into Eternity on December 2, 2023
He Was One of the Pioneers and Giants of the Traditional Catholic Movement

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Clarence Kelly

Bp. Clarence Kelly Was Originally
With Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
And His Original Traditional Society of St. Pius X (SSPX)
Bp. Kelly Went on to Found
The Society of St. Pius V (SSPV)
And the Daughters of Mary
Mother of Our Savior
He Was the Author of Two Books
And Was Well Known as a Frequent Guest
On the Cable Traditional Catholic Television Program
"What Catholics Believe"

On the evening of his death on December 2, 2023, the Feast of St. Bibiana, Virgin & Martyr, the TRADITIO Fathers were informed that Traditional Catholic bishop Clarence Kelly passed into eternity after a long battle with cancer. Bp. Kelly was one of the pioneers and giants of Traditional Catholicism. He was born in 1941 at the outset of the Second World War.

Clarence Kelly was ordained in the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders to the priesthood at Econe, Switzerland, by traditional Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on April 14, 1973. Fr. Kelly functioned as a priest in the Archbishop's traditional Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and was eventually named Superior of the Northeast District of the United States. In April of 1983, Father Kelly was one of "The Nine" who left the SSPX when they rejected the invalid status of the Newpopes of the Newchurch of the New Order.

In 1983 Fr Kelly founded at Round Top in the Hudson River Valley of New York State, the Society of St. Pius V (SSPV), in 1996 to become the Congregation of St. Pius V (CSPV). In 1984 went on to found the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Savior. On October 19, 1993, he was consecrated in the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders to the episcopate in pectore by Bishop Alfred Mendez, then a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, who was himself consecrated in 1960 by the noted traditional Catholic Archbishop of New York, Francis Cardinal Spellman, who refused to implement the decrees of the Vatican II Anti-council in the New York Archdiocese. Ad cautelam, this consecration was not publicly announced until after Bp. Mendez's death in 1995.

In 1974 Fr. Kelly published Conspiracy against God and Man, in which he traced the early history of what he called the worldwide "Great Conspiracy" of Freemasonry, the Order of the Illuminati, and Communism to destroy the Catholic Church, as well as Christian and Western Civilization as a whole. In 1997, now Bp. Kelly published The Sacred and the Profane, treating of his own consecration and the ministry of Archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc. Bp. Kelly was well known as a frequent guest on the cable Traditional Catholic television program "What Catholics Believe."

Bp. Kelly had had the foresight to consecrate Fr. Joseph Santay on February 28, 2007, allowing his successor plenty of time to learn and practice the duties of a Traditional Catholic bishop. The Traditional Catholic Movement will miss Bp. Kelly's pioneering spirit and guiding presence.


December 6, 2023 - St. Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor
Double Feast

The Traditional Roman Catholic Church's Gregorian Chant Will Be Digitized "for Eternity"
By Secular Authorities even as the Anti-Catholic Newchurch Has Abandoned It

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Gregorian Chant

A Gregorian Chant Manuscript
Bearing the Antiphon "Vespere autem Sabbati"
Chanted in the Traditional Latin Rites
Of Holy Saturday before Easter
Which the Newchurch of the New Order Gutted
Because Newchurch Has Essentially Suppressed
This Proper and Authentic Music of the Catholic Church
Secular Authorities of the European Union
Have Allocated 3,000,000 USD
For a Three-year Project to Record and Digitize
The Traditional Latin Chant of the Divine Office
And Traditional Latin Mass
And Make It Available World Wide on Smartphones

The music proper to the Sacred Liturgy of the true Roman Catholic Church, i.e., the Traditional Latin Mass and Divine Office, is the Latin Gregorian chant. The chant comes to us from the early Church and was codified by Pope St. Gregory the Great around the year 600. Although Sacred Polyphony are permitted on certain occasions, it is the Gregorian chant, named after the great pope, that is the authentic music of the (Traditional) Roman Catholic Church.

After the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), the apostate Newpope Paul VI-Montini's henchman, Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the New Order "Liturgy," essentially suppressed the chant in favor of trashy modern "jungle" music. As with so much that the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, has destroyed, it has been left to independent Tradtiional Catholic churches, chapels, and monasteries to preserve true Catholicism, just as was the case after the Fall of Rome.

In modern times the cause of Catholic culture has been assisted, not by Newchurch, but, ironically, by secular authorities. This is now the case with the Sacred Chant, which year by year appeals to more and more people, even as Newchurch has abandoned it. Now the European Union has announced on November 20, 2023, that it has granted more than 3,000,000 USD to the cause of saving centuries of Gregorian Chant. Repertorium will record and digitize over 2,000 hours of Gregorian chant from the Traditional Latin Rite in a project of unprecedented scope.

In addition, thousands of mediaeval manuscripts of the chant will also be digitized. In the nineteenth century the Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes, France, collected some 400,000 Gregorian manuscripts and 2,000,000 chants from across Europe. Indexing of the materials is being assisted by Oxford University in England and the Universities of Alicante and Jaen in Spain. The project is expected to take three years. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, more and more people are rejecting New Order vernacular ditties and finding the Catholicity and universality of the Traditional Latin chant. The Traditional Latin chant (not Novus Ordo) is becoming increasingly popular especially among young people. They, and all Traditional Roman Catholics will welcome the intended release of all Gregorian chant on a smartphone app.


December 5, 2023 - Ferial Day

Governor of Hong Kong Denounces Francis-Bergoglio's Communist China Sellout Policy
Saying that It Is No More than a "Policy of Appeasement" to "Thuggist Dictators" Like Xi Jinping

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio & Chinese Communist Flag

Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio
Has Saluted the Chinese Communist Flag
By Entering into a Immoral Concordat
With the Murderous Dictator Xi Jinping
Which Sells out Bergoglio's Own Newchurchers
Who Say that Persecutions against Them
Have Skyrocketed since the Concordat
Some of These Newchurchers Have even Tried
To Attend Underground Traditional Latin Masses
Celebrated by the Few Remaining Valid Traditional Priests

The November 15, 2023, visit to Hong Kong of Francis-Bergoglio's Communist Newbishop of Beijing, Joseph Li-Shan, has stirred up an entirely-predictable hornet's nest. Bergoglio backed himself into a corner when he thrice signed a two-year concordat with the murderous atheist Dictator of Red China, Xi Jinping, by which the Dictator has the de facto power to appoint Newchurch bishops with Bergoglio approving pro forma. The concordat is reminiscent of Neville Chamberlin's concordat with the German Dictator Adolf Hitler, who similarly wrested complete control.

Li-Shan is leader of the so-called Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, which is an arm of the Communist Chinese government. He was invited by Newcardinal Stephen Chow, presumably with Bergoglio's connivance. The last British Governor of Hong Kong was so outraged about this situation that he spared no vitriol against Bergoglio, calling him motivated by "self-delusion" in pursuing a "policy of appeasement" toward "thuggish dictators" like Xi Jinping.

Bergoglio was denounced for throwing under the bus the Newchurchers in Red China, the so-called "underground Church," who thought that they were trying to be loyal to the apostate Newpope. When the former Newcardinal of Hong Kong, Joseph Zen, objected to Bergoglio's concordat with the Communists, Bergoglio absolutely refused to meet with him. Bergoglio was ostensibly too busy hosting a group of circus performers. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by U.K. Catholic Herald.]

Traditional Catholics, Newchurchers in the "underground Church" claim that persecutions have skyrocketed since Bergoglio's concordat, contrary to what Bergoglio led them to believe. Although Bergoglio has tried to keep the details of his sellout to the Communists secret, it is widely reported that Dictator Xi is paying off the bankrupted Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio with plenty of yuans. But the Chinese Newchurchers, some of whom even try to attend underground Traditional Latin Masses celebrated by the few remaining valid traditional priests, are rapidly losing trust in the apostate Bergoglio.


December 4, 2023 - St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

Francis-Bergoglio's Newest Archbishop Wants Newchurch to Move out of Newrome
Newchurch Can Move to Hades if It Wants, as It Is a Fake Sect, Far Worse than Martin Luther's False Sect

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Christopher Coyle

Christopher Coyle
Francis-Bergoglio's Appointee
As Newarchbishop Designate of Harford
Hasn't even Taken Office Yet
And Already He's Opened His Mouth
To Utter Anti-Catholic Nonsense
He Wants the Apostate Newpope
To Move Newchurch out of Newrome
Because Newchurch Is Most Certainly
NOT the Catholic Church
It Can Move to Hades Itself if It Wants

Proving once again that the Newchurch of the New Order is most certainly NOT the Roman Catholic Church, the apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio's Newarchbishop Designate of Hartford, Connecticut, Christopher Coyle, pontificated on November 21, 2023, that he wants Newchurch's headquarters to be moved out of Newrome.

Newchurch can move to Hades itself if it wants, as it is a fake sect, far worse than the Arch-heretic Martin Luther's. The true (Roman) Catholic Church is by divine fiat headquartered in Rome. St. Peter didn't start in Rome. He was divinely sent from his Chair in Antioch to consecrate Rome, his place of martyrdom, together with the great St. Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles. Nothing can change that.

That such a notion would occur to an apostate like Coyne is not surprising. He is a creature of the apostate Bergoglio. Coyne thinks that Newchurch is "too Roman." That's like saying that Christ is "too Divine." He also says openly that he despises Tradition. Truly, Bergoglio and the Newchurch crowd have lost any semblance of Catholicism and should be utterly shunned by all true Catholics. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]

Traditional Catholics, what will Coyne's own legacy be? He has stated that he will close more Newchurches of an indeterminate number in the future. His Newarchdiocese has already lost 117 Newchurches in just six years. Coyne also wants to appoint condemned deaconnesses. He has not indicated how many homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals he plans to appoint. He admits that many Newchurchers have abandoned their Newchurches. "They are walking out of our doors," he says. And why not? They haven't been Catholic churches for sixty years.


December 3, 2023 - First Sunday of Advent
Semidouble Sunday of the First Class

Newchurch Dean of Newparishes Sentenced to Double Life Terms in Prison
Presbyter Michael Zacharias Trafficked Three Newchurch Preschool Boys for Sex Crimes

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Michael Zacharias

Mug Shot of Michael Zacharias
The Presbyter Dean of Newchurch
Was Sentenced to Two Life Sentences
On Five Counts of Sex Trafficking
Of Three Newchurch Preschool Boys
Although Six Months Have Passed
Since Zacharias Was Convicted
He Remains a Presbyter "in Good Standing"
Because Francis-Bergoglio Has to Date
Refused to Expel the Paedophile
From the Newchurch Presbyerate

As Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated under the latest Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, following in the footsteps of his two Paedophile Newpope predecessors, "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla and Benedict-Ratzinger, presbyter Michael Zacharias, Dean of Newparishes in the Newdiocese of Toledo, Ohio, will serve two life terms in U.S. federal prison on five counts of sex trafficking "by force, fraud, or coercion" three preschool boys, whom he coerced even after they reached majority.

Zacharias claimed that the sex trafficking was "consensual. The U.S. federal jury didn't buy it. He was convicted of the crimes in May 2023. The U.S. Attorney prosecuting the case stated: "He exploited his position and that trust to target and victimize young boys and their families, causing lasting damage to both." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CBS News Pittsburgh.]

Traditional Catholics, Although Zacharias has been convicted and now sentenced, six months have passed, during which Bergoglio has done nothing. Zacharias remains a presbyter "in good standing" in Newchurch. Clearly, the apostate Newpope is not serious when he claims that he has a "Zero-tolerance Policy" for paedophile clergy in his corrupt Newchurch regime. Even members of his spurious Commission for the Protection of Children have resigned in protest because he has no interest in protecting children. It is all fake propaganda, pushed out by his new, state-of-the-art multi-million-dollar Newvatican Communications Center.


December 2, 2023 - Liturgical Day
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Expels Neocon Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke
And Charges the American Newcardinal with "Disunity against (New)church"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Ray Burke

American Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke
Hides His Face out of Embarrassment
When It Is Announced that Francis-Bergoglio
Has Essentially Expelled Him from Newchurch
For Causing "Disunity against the (New)church"
Bergoglio Has Thrown Burke Out
Of His Free Newvatican Residence
And Has Cut off His Salary
But Burke Is No "Traditionalist"
In Fact, He Has Persecuted Traditionalists
And "Consecrated" a Man as a Newchurch "Nun"
In a Scandal Called the "Immaculate Deception"

We all know that Ray "Bully" Burke is no real conservative, and certainly no traditionalist. Although he loves to put on a show, sashaying around in his cappa magna, his history is that of Modernist heretic. When Newbishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, he "consecrated" a man as a Newchurch "nun" in a scandal known as the "Immaculate Deception." Then he went on to become Newarchbishop of St. Louis, Missouri, where he viciously persecuted a traditionalist-leaning Newparish, thus acquiring his eponym "Bully." His carryings-on were so scandalous that Benedict-Ratzinger fired him from his prestigious position and relegated him to a sinecure on a Newvatican court. Then, in 2014, Francis-Bergoglio fired him that post too and relegated him to the minor role of Protector of the Knights of Malta, a post from which also he was fired by Bergoglio.

This is exactly the kind of Newchurch cleric that the apostate Francis-Bergoglio should love, given the Newpope's love of transsexuals, but, no. Burke has to make a living, so he has taken to playing the horsefly with Bergoglio, sending him pointless "dubia" (theological questions), and to sashaying around the world in his cappa magna. Bergoglio, already on a vendetta against American Newprelates, finally cut Burke off at the knees on November 28, 2023. Saying "he is my enemy," Bergoglio has expelled Burke from his free Newvatican residence and stopped his salary. Bergoglio charges Burke with fomenting "disunity against the (New)church." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Italian La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana (The New Daily Compass).]

Traditional Catholics, Ray Burke thus joins fellow American Newbishop Joseph Strickland, of Tyler, Texas, in being essentially expelled from Newchurch. Francis-Bergoglio's Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) augmented by Paranoia -- some say that he is showing signs of Senile Dementia -- seems to be getting out of control in recent months. He seems to be realizing that, now almost 87, he has little time left to turn Newchurch into an outright Communist institution, so he is accelerating his programme. But in the process he is looking like an out-of-control maniac. His popularity is significantly in decline, and donations to his bankrupted Newvatican regime are drying up. None of Bergoglio's actions are Christian. Whereas he shows "mercy" to unrepentant sodomites and transsexuals, he calls a cardinal of his Newchurch an "enemy"!


December 1, 2023 - Ferial Day

Francis-Bergoglio Vilifies American Newchurchers Yet Again
As More and More Americans Are Turning against Him as an Out-of-Control Marxist

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio

Francis-Bergoglio Loses It Again
Vilifying His American Newchurch Conservatives
As Being "Backward" and "Reactionary"
For Objecting to His Marxist/Modernist Programme
He Had Better Watch Out
As American Newchurch Conservatives
Pay One-third of the Exorbitant Expenses
Of His Newchurch Dictatorship
More and More Conservatives Are Denouncing
His Pro-"Gay," Pro- "Trans," Pro-pagan
And Pro-abortion Policies
And Are Cutting off His Financial Gravy Train

The apostate Newpope Francis-Bergoglio seems to have a bat in his belfry against American Newchurchers, probably because some of them have tried to stand up against his Marxist/Modernist programme. "The Dictator (New)pope" doesn't like backtalk. It's too embarrassing to him and exposes the charade of his tottering Newchurch regime.

The Leftist Newpope doesn't like conservatives. On November 25, 2023, he called his American Newchurchers "backward" and "reactionary" because many of them have spoken out against his plans to turn the Newchurch of the New Order, which is already apostate, into an outright pagan sect, with the nude fertility goddess Pachamama, the sky god Atacama, and the Hindi god Ganesh all taking places of honor. Moreover, the American conservatives denounce his permissive policies on homosexuality, transsexuality, and abortion. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Daily Express U.S.]

Traditional Catholics, Bergoglio even went maniacal to the extent of denouncing his more conservative predecessor Newpopes, "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla and Benedict-Ratzinger. Then he went on to defame his conservative opponents by saying that they have turned religion into a money-making scheme. Apparently, Bergoglio has forgotten about his own money-making scheme in perpetrating the 2014 London Real Estate Scam, in which 350,000,000 USD of Newchurchers' donations were lost. Moreover, one of Bergoglio's great friends, whom he has praised to the skies, is the undocumented Protestant mega-minister Joel Osteen, whose whole ministry comes across as a money-making scheme. Newchurchers need to face the fact their their pseudo-pope, now almost 87, is showing clear signs of dementia, like U.S. President J.R. Biden.


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