The Novus Ordo Files
ARCHIVE 10/2005

These are the news stories of October, 2005

Bad News for Ratzinger Adherents:
The Heart of Betrayal

Where is God? Certainly not there!

Oh, no, not that "solution" again:
Benedict XVI: Return to Vatican II Documents!
Has Vatican II now reached the status of "tradition"?

After "Rabbi Ratzinger," we now have....
..."Mufti McCarrick"!

If St. Pius X saw this, what religion would he think it to be?

Resource: Pope Pius XI's Encyclical on the Kingship of Christ

Benedict's September Surprise
Guess who got Fr. Ratzinger a teaching job in the 1960's!

And most of us don't even know what the Catholic Religion believes!

See, we told you so (***):
Traditional Mass ('62) might make Comeback

Sex Confessions of "Living Saint" shock France
Oh No! Will we now see an 'Outing Fest' in the New Church? Will we now see a wave of public "confessions," now that sacramental confession has been reworked to a discussion in a "reconciliation room" on Saturdays from 4:30-5:00?

"No Rupture with the Past" Update:
Everyone knows it's New Doctrine, contradicting Catholic Teaching until 1958

Now the cat's out of the bag:
Benedict XVI shares Jewish Faith,
Rabbi Rosen says 'church must deepen its reflections about the implications of saying God's covenant with the Jewish people is still valid'

There we go! When will the Neo-Catholics start realizing that the emperor has no clothes? It's a new religion in the Vatican!
Last time we checked, the Jews still didn't believe in the Triune God, and Catholicism and Judaism still didn't have a "common witness" for anything. The Jews do not have a valid covenant with God! This is fundamental Catholic dogma: "Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the catholic church before the end of their lives" --Council of Florence, 1442

Reality Check: Pope St. Pius X condemns the "Civilization of Love and Human Dignity"
Pope Pius XI condemns Ecumenism

Dogs drink "Holy Water" at Novus Ordo Pet Blessing
(see last two pictures)

Remember that? Flashback 1962:
The Pact of Metz

Press: Benedict XVI's First Encyclical to Appear December 8
Rumored Topic: Role of Jesus Christ in Salvation
Oh boy, that'll be a modernist drivel fest about "imperfect realizations" of the true Church in false churches, etc. Perhaps the Synagogue-visiting Fr. Ratzinger will also explain the role of today's Judaism in salvation?

The Golden Calf is back!

Pagan Dances at Bavarian Cathedral--on World Mission Sunday, ironically!

It's that time of the year again:
Vatican sends Diwali Greeting to Hindus

Redemptorist Monastery's Church becomes "Massage Temple" and "Feel-Good Oasis"
SSPX wanted to buy the monastery--but Cologne's "Cardinal" Meisner refused, saying he didn't "feel good about it"

"New Springtime" reaches Byzantine Church:
Former Byzantine Pastor admits to possessing Child Porn

Indian Novus Ordo Clergy: 'More Hindu Rituals, please!'
One can tell the "Great Renewal" is in full swing!

Sex Abuse Scandal reaches Ireland--Vatican Implicated

"No Rupture with the Past" Update:
Novus Ordo Clerics Attend Synagogue while Traditional Catholicism outlawed

Yes, it's the usual suspects: Mahony, Keeler, and their Fellow-Rabbis
Reminder: Today's Judaism is not the Religion of Abraham

It's sooo Novus Ordo:
Synod Document: "Living Bread for the Peace of the World"

Put on your Surprise Face:
Novus Ordo Bishop Apologizes for Anti-Protestant Comments

You see, New Life Church isn't the SSPX, so it's okay!
Reality Check: "It is not licit for the faithful by any manner to assist actively or to have a part in the sacred rites of non-Catholics" (Canon 1258 §1, Code of Canon Law, 1917)

'Keep the Gay Ban, Please'
Keep it? De facto, there has been no ban!

Only in the Novus Ordo:
Austrian "Biker Priest" says "Mass"

Archdiocesan Agency Helps in Adoption by Gays--says it's bound by the law
What happened to God's Law?

"Miami Vice" Update:
Fashion Show at Parish of Accused Gay Priest

(scroll to "All Saints fashion show")
Related: Archdiocese of Miami sued

"New Springtime" Update:
Novus Ordo Priest declares his Homosexuality on Canadian TV

Thus the New Church keeps sinking deeper and deeper into this cesspool of sacrilege, heresy, immorality, and banality. Will the New Church now have a wave of coming-out-fests? Reminder: the buck stops with Benedict XVI

Former Personal Secretary Reveals:
John Paul II left Last Message on Tape
Hopefully he wasn't invoking the "Spirit of Assisi"....

Synod Update:
Final Draft Rebuffs Traditional Mass

"New Springtime" Update:
Christ now with Lower-Case "C" in Netherlands

Conference to discuss Traditional Mass ('62 version) under Benedict XVI

Can you spell "double standard"?
Diocese adamant: Don't go to the SSPX!

Of course they would never take such a hard line against the Protestant churches, the Jewish synagogues, or the Muslim mosques, would they? "Cardinals" McCarrick and Law have even worshipped Allah! Novus Ordo Watch does not endorse the SSPX but wants to draw attention to the hypocritical double standard here

Oh, no! Synod "concerned" that People don't understand Real Presence
How shall we understand it? Maybe the way Fr. Ratzinger does?
Why don't we just explain and understand it the way it's always been explained and understood? Like in the Baltimore Catechism (see Q. 876 ff.)?

A Mess in the Mountains

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"No Rupture with the Past", eh?

The "Spirit of Vatican II" Strikes again:
Irish Novus Ordo Bishop plans Wreckovation of Cathedral

Another Chinese-Patriotic-Church Bishop with Vatican Approval

US Conference on Non-Catholic Bishops proposes Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform
Do these people actually even claim to be Catholic still?

Get a "Blessing" from the "Spirit-Filled" Stan Fortuna!

"New Springtime" Update:
The Irrev. Stan Fortuna is back!

Yo! Dude Man! You've got to see and hear it to believe it:
Download/Watch clip of "Giovanni Paolo"
--Fortuna's rap song "honoring" John Paul II (the action starts at 1:21 into the clip).... Very edifying....reminds us of....hell....

Nothing new here:
"National Coming Out Day" at Novus Ordo University

40 Years and counting --Time to Rediscover Vatican II!

Just a typo? Or another sacrilegious Communion?
Inside the Vatican's Obituary for Bro. Roger Schutz, the Protestant monk killed in August, says Benedict XVI gave him Communion at Benedict's inaugural Mass on April 24 (the big story so far had been that "Cardinal" Ratzinger had given Communion to Bro. Roger at John Paul II's funeral)

What St. Pius X missed: Diocesan Rock Fest!

"Please kneel reverently while Father prepares for the Holy Mass"

Heresy Watch:
Ratzinger XVI wants "Positive Secularity"
and Religious Liberty in Italy

It is no surprise to us that he doesn't want Catholicism....
Reality Check:
"By the fact that the indiscriminate freedom of all forms of worship is proclaimed, truth is confused with error, and the Holy and Immaculate Spouse of Christ is placed on the same level as heretical sects and even as Jewish perfidy. Besides, when aid and protection are guaranteed to heretical sects and their ministers, not only are their persons tolerated and favored, but even their very errors. This attitude involves that awful and ever lamentable heresy referred to by St. Augustine in the 'following terms: 'This heresy affirms that all heretics are on the right path and that all teach the truth. This is so monstrous an absurdity that it seems to me to be incredible.'” --Pope Pius VII, Post Tam Diuturnas, 1814
"This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it." --Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, 1832
The idea that "every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true" --condemned by Ven. Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, no. 15, 1864
The idea that "it is false that the civil liberty of every form of worship, and the full power, given to all, of overtly and publicly manifesting any opinions whatsoever and thoughts, conduce more easily to corrupt the morals and minds of the people, and to propagate the pest of indifferentism" --condemned by Ven. Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, no. 79, 1864
See also: Moses meets Religious Liberty

Oh, that's nice:
"Cardinal" Hoyos proposes "Treat" for Traditional Catholics

This says all you need to know: they 'consider legitimizing' the highest treasure of Catholicism!
But be very careful--this is deception and trickery at its worst

Heresy Watch:
Salesian at Synod: 'How is Christ Present in the Eucharist?'

Certainly not that way! By the way, in 1965, Fr. Ratzinger had an idea about that....
Reality Check: "If anyone says that the sacrifice of the mass is only of praise and thanksgiving; or that it is a mere commemoration of the sacrifice consummated on the cross but not a propitiatory one...let him be anathema" --Council of Trent, Canons on the Mass, Can. 3 (Denz. 950)

"Miami Vice" Update

Rabbis indoctrinate Children about "Church Persecution" in "Catholic" School
Reality Check: Is the Novus Ordo Church becoming a Branch of the Synagogue?

Photo from 1978:
Meet Herr Kardinal Ratzinger

(Yes, Ratzinger was made a "Cardinal" in 1977)

Raw Data: Texts of Synod Speeches

No Surprise here:
Benedict XVI vows to continue John Paul II's Work,
apply his "Authentic Interpretation of Vatican II"

"The prophecies of the Apocalypse show that Satan will imitate the Church of Christ to deceive mankind; he will set up a church of Satan in opposition to the Church of Christ. Antichrist will assume the role of Messias; his prophet will act the part of Pope, and there will be imitations of the Sacraments of the Church. There will also be lying wonders in imitation of the miracles wrought in the Church."
--Fr. E. Sylvester Berry, The Church of Christ: An Apologetic and Dogmatic Treatise (Herder, St. Louis and London, 1927 & 1941), p. 119
Related: 19th Century Priest on Long-Term Vacancy of the Holy See

Buddhism and the Novus Ordo Religion--Infidels Meet Apostates

"Fun Church" Update:
Mockery of St. John Bosco in Worst "Mass" Ever

No doubt, we're only dealing with "isolated abuses", right?

Philadelphia Abuse Update:
Abuse's 'Enablers' still rank in Church

More Sacrilege:
Welcome to the Techno Gospel

"And here we have already some of the artifices employed by Modernists to exploit their wares. What efforts do they not make to win new recruits! They seize upon professorships in the seminaries and universities, and gradually make of them chairs of pestilence. In sermons from the pulpit they disseminate their doctrines, although possibly in utterances which are veiled." --Pope St. Pius X, Encyclical Pascendi against the Modernists, par. 43, 1907

Arinze: People don't go to Mass, but Traditional Mass not a Priority

Islamic Extremists attack Catholics reciting Rosary
See, they could have just followed John Paul II's Example and all prayed together for "Peace"!

John Paul II's First Miracle? Perfect for the Pancake Church!

Rumor Overload on Vatican Gay Ban Document

"Great Renewal" Update:
"Eucharistic Adoration" now features Bowl & Pitchers!

L.A. Times: Study Reveals Vast Scope of Abuse

Behold the "Young and Vibrant Church"

Synod Diary: The First 9 Days

Episcopalian "Communion" at "Catholic" Mass
See how doctrinally and spiritually bankrupt the New Church is!

Benedict XVI - Fatima Update:
Rumored "Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary" appears to have been based on misunderstanding. Meanwhile, we will use the opportunity to remind people of Ratzinger's bitter opposition to Fatima:
Flashback: Ratzinger "dismissed the speculations ... that in that third secret, the Virgin Mary had predicted a period of dissent from Catholic doctrine, leading to grave divisions in the Church
" --Catholic World News
Another Reality Check: Ratzinger against Fatima
Also: The Blind Leading the Blind

EWTN Update:
Better to use the approved error than the unapproved truth?
Reality Check: Using "For All" in the New Mass invalidates it

More Translations, please!
That's it: We still haven't understood the Council!

That's one way to solve the problem: approve the unapproved bishops!
Most Bishops in Chinese Communist Church have Benedict's OK

Benedict XVI and the "Ecumenism of Return"
Mr. Ferrara has notified Novus Ordo Watch and claims his omission of Benedict's words about the "Ecumenism of Return" was not intentional. These words Benedict added off the cuff orally and were not included the transcript he had available, Ferrara says. We are adding this clarification for fairness' sake and apologize if we have unjustly questioned Mr. Ferrara's integrity. For your own comparison, here is a transcript of Benedict's text with the added remarks underlined.

Death-Blow to the New Church:
"Not least among the blessings which have resulted from the public and legitimate honor paid to the Blessed Virgin and the saints is the perfect and perpetual immunity of the Church from error and heresy" --Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Quas Primas, par. 22, 1925

L.A. Diocese Scandal breaks: Abuse Complaints Ignored, Clergy Reassigned

Vatican to admit Quo Primum still in force on November 19?

Fun Church Update:

Vienna's Funky "Cardinal" uses Cell Phone
during Sacrilegious "Youth Mass," accepts Shoes at "Offertory"

Reality Check: This "cardinal" is a theological heavyweight in the New Church--Ignatius Press features 7 books by Schönborn, who is the General Editor of the Catechism of the [Non-]Catholic Church! The only way Benedict XVI could now save face is if he fired the man immediately (don't hold your breath)! So this is the man ("Card." Schonborn) who wants to teach you Catholic Catechism! This is the man that wrote the New Church's own official Catechism! How Catholic!

SSPX Update:
"The risk of wanting to come to a quick but superficial agreement is big"
Bp. Fellay, SSPX, believes Benedict XVI does not consider him schismatic. Oh, no? Well, some of China's bishops got invited to the Synod, the SSPX bishops didn't! "Don't say [Benedict XVI is] conservative or progressive. He's both." Yeah, like President Bush: he's both Pro-Abortion and Pro-Life. What a providential election! (Can we stop this nonsense?)

Pathetic: "Closing Liturgy" for World Youth Day 2005 in Bamberg, Germany

Updated: Ratzinger's Denial of Original Sin
Reality Check: "'Original sin' is the hereditary but impersonal fault of Adam's descendants, who have sinned in him (Rom. v. 12). It is the loss of grace ... the hereditary curse of sin and death. Faith in these truths, which in your country are today the butt of the cheap derision of Christ's enemies, belongs to the inalienable treasury of Christian revelation.
" --Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge, 1937

George Weigel Claims False Reports about Kasper Intercommunion

Only in the Novus Ordo:
"Eucharistic Adoration has Drawbacks"

Yes, especially if it's not valid!


"Cardinal" Schönborn Opens "Youth Church" in Austria:


Opening Festivities included Half-Nude Sexual Dancing by Teens, SEE HERE (caution!)

Be afraid -- be very afraid!

No Heresy here:
The Community that Prays Together Stays Together

Obviously, this has nothing to do with the authentic Catholic Religion

"New Springtime" Update:
My "Paster" isn't even a Priest!

Remember the Broadway Monsignor? Miami makes it possible!

Only in the Novus Ordo:
Albany Diocese offers New-Agey "Joy Through Movement"

Benedict XVI Honors Hans Urs "Hell May Be Empty" von Balthasar
So he "always tried to find the truth," eh? Did he try Catholic doctrine? How about Holy Scripture: "Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!" (Matthew 7:13-14) How interesting that right after this the Blessed Lord Jesus says: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (v. 15).
Reality Check:
Both Ratzinger and von Balthasar were Suspect of Heresy under Pope Pius XII
Oh, those profound theologians!

Jesuits at Work and Play

Benedict XVI -- Full of Surprises!
"Cardinal Ratzinger never refused communion to anybody -- not to a Protestant, not to a divorced man or woman"

"Religion of Peace" Update

Rosmini's Rehabilitation and the Ratzinger Agenda

No Rumor! It's TRUE: Vatican Document to prescribe Caution, not Ban, on Gay Seminarians
Come on, and you thought they would really get rid of homosexuals in the priesthood and seminaries? They couldn't if they wanted to! Nothing will change!

"Cardinal" Mahony has Visions...

"Children's Mass" in Germany
...And they wonder why they can't get any vocations to the priesthood??

"Miami Vice" Update:
Attorney: Homosexual Miami Priest Gave Communion to Dog

Report about Gay Ordination only part of the Gay Lobby Rumor Mill?

'Ooops -- maybe we should let them be ordained':
Report: Vatican to allow Gay Priests if Celibate for Three Years?

Did someone maybe show Fr. Ratzinger the statistics? "Look, if we fire every homosexual, we'll have to close 82% of all parishes here...."? This is silly: how can a man possibly demonstrate celibacy, since celibacy is an absence of sexual relations? So the announced "crusade" against homosexual seminarians in the U.S. was probably just window dressing, as usual....

Fabricated Liturgy:
Benedict XVI celebrates that "Banal On-the-Spot Product" that is the New Mass

(Yes, he really did call it that. See here.)

Synod Leaks: Too Much Info Getting Out?

By Novus Ordo Standards:
"Unfit for Priestly Service"

By the way: Can a Council depose a Pope?
"...heresy is the only legitimate ground. For a heretical pope has ceased to be a member of the Church, and cannot, therefore, be its head."
--Catholic Encyclopedia, s.v. "General Council," Art. XIII

Mexican Church under Fire for Admitting it accepts Money from Drug Dealers

After 35 Years of the New Mass:
"Mass is boring and not interesting....adults say the same, and don’t feel motivated to participate."
Gee, wasn't the True Mass replaced with the New Mass because, allegedly, it would make people feel better and allow them to participate more? What happened? One wonders how the New Mass "transmits to the modern people the eucharistic mystery" -- perhaps in the Circus Mass? Or one of John Paul II's Porn Masses (where a bare-breasted woman read the Epistle--see here)? Or perhaps the Eucharistic Mystery has been fully and perfectly expressed in the traditional Mass since time immemorial?

Ever heard of the New and Everlasting Covenant?

"For the pope [Benedict XVI], the covenant God established with Israel is still valid,
even after the coming of Jesus."

So, is Fr. Ratzinger now Rabbi Ratzinger?

World Youth Day 2005 Photos -- why it is the Novus Ordo Woodstock

'Please Be Careful':
Synod Bishops discuss Communion in the Hand

The Dalai Ratzinger?

Interview with Bishop Williamson, SSPX -- and Our Comments

Benedict XVI asks for Prayers for John Paul II's "Canonization"
What will the semi-traditionalists do when they get a "St. John Paul II"?

Finally, the Cat is out of the Bag:
UK "Catholic" Bishops: Bible isn't all true!

Cool! Now human beings get to decide which parts of the Bible are true and which aren't!
Why should Exodus 20:1-17 be true if Matthew 27:25 isn't? What a joke!
Reality Check:
"...those who maintain that an error is possible in any genuine passage of the sacred writings, either pervert the Catholic notion of inspiration, or make God the author of such error. And so emphatically were all the Fathers and Doctors agreed that the divine writings ... are free from all error, that they labored earnestly, with no less skill than reverence, to reconcile with each other those numerous passages which seem at variance -- the very passages which in great measure have been taken up by the 'higher criticism;' for they were unanimous in laying it down, that those writings, in their entirety and in all their parts were equally from the afflatus of Almighty God, and that God, speaking by the sacred writers, could not set down anything but what was true" --Pope Leo XIII, Providentissimus Deus, par. 21, 1893
"Divine inspiration extends to every part of the Bible without the slightest exception, and error can occur in the inspired text" --Pope Benedict XV, Spiritus Paraclitus, par. 21, 1920

Only in the Novus Ordo:
Look at who's still in "good standing" with the diocese:
Novus Ordo priest poses almost-nude for Cancer Research
...and profanes the Holy Scriptures in the process. An "honest mistake," eh?

Only in the Novus Ordo:
Mass, Blessing for Deceased Freemason

Reality Check: Pope Leo XIII condemns Freemasonry

Who needs Holy Water?
"Every Drop is Holy" -- "Eco-Spirituality" at Novus Ordo Parish
Yes, this parish is approved and in good standing under "Archbishop" Flynn

Flashback 2002:
Jews recognize Vatican teaches New Doctrine

"That is a clear affirmation of Judaism with no theological strings attached...."
Raw Data: The Book Online: 'Jewish People and Hebrew Scriptures...'
Reality Check: "I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive." --Jesus Christ (John 5:43)

They love their German Shepherd:
New Bumper Sticker in Novus Ordoland

So this is how they show respect for their "Pope"....

Intercommunion "to be Studied"
Yes, in the New Church there is actually discussion on whether non-Catholics might be allowed to receive Catholic sacraments. For those who are not aware, since 1964, the Novus Ordo Vatican has already permitted reception of certain sacraments for certain non-Catholics under certain circumstances. This is also confirmed in the news story: "This assertion on intercommunion does not exclude that, under special circumstances and with respect for the objective conditions, one may admit to the Eucharistic communion, as [pilgrims' bread], individual persons belonging to Churches or ecclesial communities that are not in full communion with the Catholic Church." On another note, has anyone told "Cardinal" Scola that Anglicans and Protestants have an invalid "Eucharist"? That Catholics do not believe the same things about the Holy Eucharist as Anglicans and Protestants do? That Catholics believe in the Holy Mass as a sin offering and Protestants only in a memorial meal?

Whisteblower Priest Fr. Haley speaks out on Gay Problem

Synod also "Studying" whether Divorced-and-"Remarried" should be allowed to receive Communion:
But...What did they say?

Star Trek Church? Beam me up, Scotty!
'Please join us for the Happy Meal'.... (More here)

Jesuit Official Rips Expected Ban on Homosexuals

Say Hello to "Fr. Mike"

Half-Truths, Falsehoods, and Absurdity Exposed:
Part 3 of Response to Chris Ferrara on Sedevacantism

Benedict XVI opens Roman Synod
Unlike at Vatican II, Fr. Ratzinger is not wearing a business suit this time....

"New Springtime" Update:
Holland legalizes Polygamous Unions

"Cardinal" Husar wants Joint Orthodox-Catholic Church in Ukraine,
says Leader doesn't have to be Catholic [like Husar?]

You just can't make this stuff up....obviously, Husar does not hold the Catholic Faith

Zionism Watch:
Sanhedrin moves to establish Noahide Court
Get this: "A third goal of the creation of the High Council and the Sanhedrin's efforts in regard to the Noahide community, is to 'transform the Noahide movement from a religious phenomenon ... into a powerful international movement that can successfully compete with, and with G-d's help bring about the fall of, any religious movement but the pure authentic faith that was given to humanity through Noach, the father of us all.'" --In other words, they want to bring down Catholicism (and other religions). But if the Catholic Church says it wants to bring down Judaism, they cry "Anti-Semitism!"

Center for "Catholic"-Jewish Studies
One wonders what they study....perhaps the Council of Trent? Or Nicea I? Or Florence?

"History in the Making" -- "Unprecedented":
Israel's Head of State to Meet with Benedict XVI in Vatican
Rumor has it that he will get more than 35 minutes with Benedict....

"Fun Church" sports Would-Be Priestess
Will anyone honestly assert that this pathetic show is part of the Glorious Catholic Church and her Infallible Faith?

"Children's Mass" in Germany
(See that "Tabernacle"?) No wonder their churches are empty...

Nice Menorah


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