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The Novus Ordo Files:
NEWS ARCHIVE for JULY 2007

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More from the Novus Ordo freak show!...
Fray Tormenta: The real Nacho Libre [WARNING: Article contains profanity...from the "priest"]
It's a beautiful Sunday morning in a small sleepy Mexican town. The sun pierces the jet blue sky. A rooster crows in the distance. The local residents begin to file inside the church.

The bell rings, the music begins, the congregation rises and the reverend enters. However this is no ordinary Sunday mass and this is no ordinary reverend. This is Fray Tormenta (Friar Storm), the wrestling priest.  Watching the golden masked, 60-something-year-old priest walk down the aisle amidst the packed house of parishioners is quite a surreal yet energizing experience.

NOW Comments: July has been dress-up month around here. First, we reported the "Barney Blessing" and the "Novus Ordo Chainsaw Massacre" (see below for those), and now this...taking professional wrestling into church. In the "nothing is sacred" world of the counterfeit church, where new forms of sacrilege have been put on display on a regular basis for decades, this is almost ho-hum, which itself if pause for concern. That something like this could be tolerated for a moment by churchgoers, much less sanctioned by the supposed Archbishop of Mexico City, is what's really surreal. Prior to Vatican II the thought of a priest climbing into a ring to make a spectacle of himself would be bad enough, but for him to wear a mask when offering Mass, making a mockery of the the most sacred act on earth, would be utterly unthinkable. Such a man would have been defrocked. Today, the majority of those belonging to the Novus Ordo church will have little or no problem with it. Many might say that it's not something they'd attend or that it's "a little over the top," but few will outright condemn it as a supreme affront to God. After all, his "archbishop" gives him permission. So much of this garbage (if not as blatant as this) has been going around for so many years, that the conciliar churchgoer developed a totally different mindset from what would have been the norm in pre-Vatican II or what is expected in traditional chapels today. It's a mindset that has desacralized the very notion of worship and one that was cultivated by those whose goal was and is to destroy the Church by destroying the Mass. Sure, the tiny motu crowd will write it off as an "abuse," of course, that the "Holy Father" wouldn't allow if he was aware of it, but we know better and, more importantly, they know better. This was their mantra long before Benedict XVI, and was frequently used as an alibi for John Paul II and Paul VI. And speaking of the motu proprio, there is nothing to stop Fray Tormenta from deciding he wants to use the 1962 Missal to "say Mass," but to continue wearing his mask while doing so. Despite the insistence of the motu crowd that freak "Masses" like the one depicted above are going to become a thing of the past, thanks to "our friend in Rome," but the scenario we've just suggested is far more likely, because Summorum Pontificum states that it is not attempting to overturn Vatican II and that the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite are really two versions of one and the same worship. (Oh, by the way, the masked "Mass," according to "Pope" Ratzinger, is a celebration of the ordinary form of the Mass. LOL)

 


Bad times with hip loaner 'priest,' Rev. Kev
Sex abuse divides, unites best friends
When the Rev. Kevin Barmasse first showed up at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Tucson in 1985, the kids loved him. Barmasse was "on loan" from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but he seemed to fit right into their world. He was in his early 30s and kept his collar in his pocket. "Rev Kev," as they called him, listened to their music - he loved Air Supply - and drove a custom van with rotating bucket seats and curtains over the windows.

For Troy Gray, a 16-year-old guitar player, Barmasse's arrival seemed like a gift from God. The teen dreamed of being a priest one day; one of his favorite childhood games was reciting the Mass while dressed in vestments made from a bedsheet. "It was like, 'Oh, great, this is cool. God's going to bless us here because we're in with the priest,'" Gray recalled. "He was young, he was really cool and really hip."

So easy a caveman can do it! (embrace your inner Neanderthal)
Benedict XVI: Creation vs. evolution can be reconciled
Pope Benedict XVI said the debate raging in some countries — particularly the United States and his native Germany — between creationism and evolution was an “absurdity,” saying that evolution can coexist with faith.

The pontiff, speaking as he was concluding his holiday in northern Italy, also said that while there is much scientific proof to support evolution, the theory could not exclude a role by God.

Potty-mouthed 'priest' apologises for outburst
A senior Catholic priest says he feels indescribable shame over the verbal abuse he hurled at a group of teenagers taunting him on his cathedral steps in Melbourne.

Reverend Monsignor Geoff Baron, the Dean of Melbourne's iconic bluestone church, St Patrick's Cathedral, was caught on video swearing at and racially abusing a group of teenage skateboarders.

Novus Ordo crack padre dodges jail, to enter drug rehab
A Roman Catholic priest will serve no jail time for having crack cocaine in his rental car parked outside a riverfront hotel in January. The Rev. Thomas M. Gaeke, 59, of Tampa, Fla., was sentenced Tuesday to one year in a special program commonly offered to first-time drug offenders. The program will require him to continue to receive treatment for a drug addition, report to a probation officer and take random drug tests.

153 people file abuse claims against Iowa 'diocese'
Over 150 people have filed abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport before last week's deadline for financial claims.


California 'bishop' uses heresy to clarify Modernist Rome's statement about churches
"The document in no way states that salvation is to be found only in the Catholic Church. Salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ."

Reality Check:
The true Catholic Church has and will always teach one and the same dogma: extra ecclesia nullus salus  ("outside the church there is no salvation").


Rivera was considered candidate to succeed John Paul II

US lawyers to grill Mexican 'cardinal' in abuse case
"U.S. lawyers for a former altar boy plan to grill Mexico's top Roman Catholic clergyman next month as part of an effort to sue him in a California court over claims he protected a suspected pedophile priest. Cardinal Norberto Rivera faces an August 8 deposition in Mexico City, one of the world's largest Catholic dioceses, Jeffrey Anderson, the plaintiff's lawyer, said on Tuesday."

Making friends with priest-killer Fidel

Accept pluralism: Latin American 'bishop'
"Commenting at the conclusion of a four-day Latin American Bishops Conference meeting in Cuba, Archbishop Baltazar Porras Cardoza of Venezuela says that accepting "different viewpoints" is a great challenge for the church today."

Such things happen when Christ is pushed aside from church and state
Irish "archbishop's" plea: End this revolting culture of murder
"A leading Catholic archbishop has pleaded with the Government to hold an emergency summit to tackle the 'revolting new culture' of gangland murder and violence. The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, made his appeal for urgent action to the Taoiseach and Government ministers yesterday after another weekend of killing. 'We must take a stand as a society. Too many lives have been wasted. Too many families shattered,' he said."


 VIDEO/TEXT
Mahony apologizes for abuse, L.A.'s 'Archdiocese' will pay $660M
"Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of America's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, apologized Sunday to the hundreds of people who will get a share of a $660 million settlement over allegations of clergy sex abuse. 'There really is no way to go back and give them that innocence that was taken from them. The one thing I wish I could give the victims ... I cannot,' he said."

Related Column: Cardinal Mahony: Casting stones from a glass facade
 "Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, is 'blessed' with an insufferable ability to triangulate moral decadence, spiritual fraud and craven greed into anti-American political activism."

NOW Comments: So much has been written here and elsewhere about the Novus Ordo clergy abuse scandal that there's not a lot more to say about it, but here are three brief observations: 1) At the rate Los Angeles is going, it rapidly could be the sixth once-Catholic U.S. diocese to file for bankruptcy; 2) For those who haven't noticed, Bernard Law, the disgraced former "Cardinal-Archbishop" of Boston who became infamous for his cover-ups of similar scandals in New England, under Benedict XVI still enjoys a "Curial" position in Modernist Rome that he received in 2004 from John Paul II; and 3) The sheer magnitude of the pedophile priest problem, especially when considered in the light of the traditional Catholic teaching on priestly celibacy is difficult to envision as an accidental consequence of Vatican II and makes a great deal more sense when viewed in the light of the documents of the secret societies, including the Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita and the 1838 letter of Vindex to Nubius. which stated: "It is corruption en masse that we have undertaken; the corruption of the people by the clergy, and the corruption of the clergy by ourselves; the corruption which ought, one day, to enable us to put the Church in her tomb." Now, after decades and decades of such infiltration, the enemies of the Church certainly have succeeded in causing an unbelievable amount of corruption of both faith and morals, and were it not for the Church's divine origin, they would quite probably have achieved their nefarious goal by now.


And slaps our Lady in the face!
Portugal lifts ban on abortion
"A law legalizing abortion in Portugal is now in force, putting the traditionally Catholic country on a par with most European countries that allow the practice. The law will allow pregnant women to abort in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy."

Related article: Portuguese hospitals struggle with abortion demands

NOW Comments: Ninety years ago he Blessed Mother of God graced the nation of Portugal with her presence at Fatima, and this is how she's repaid? The moral collapse of this once-Catholic country is yet another in the seemingly bottomless basket of rotten fruit picked from the tree called Vatican II.

In response to Italian journalist claim that part of secret has been suppressed

Bertone's TV interview raises more questions about Fatima Third Secret

'New Springtime' update ( ...so, what else is new? )
Boston 'archdiocese' facing priest shortage
"The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is facing a sharp reduction in the number of active priests over the next several years and will have to dramatically change the way it staffs parishes or face another round of church closings, a committee appointed by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley has declared."

Quotation marks clearly in order

Baltimore gets (big pause) 'traditionalist' shepherd
"St. Mary’s Seminary is sometimes referred to as “The Pink Palace” by conservative Catholics (including Michael S. Rose, author of the 2002 book Goodbye, Good Men) for its reputation of tolerance toward gay seminarians. To send ['Archbishop' Edwin] O’Brien, who is known for his traditional view on homosexuality, to Baltimore could be a signal from the Vatican that the days of such tolerance are over.

"Indeed, some observers have suggested that the seminary review headed by O’Brien and the focus on gay priests that came in the aftermath of the sex abuse scandal have made gay priests and seminarians more cautious of expressing themselves, and they say that is not healthy for those training for the priesthood."

NOW Comments: For many neo-trads (and for some just plain traditional Catholics, as well), the above passage is further confirmation of Benedict XVI's commitment to restoring All Things Catholic. But there are some points to consider before joining the jubilant crowd. First and foremost is this: Benedict XVI is a Modernist. There really isn't much more one needs to know than that. The modus operandi of the Modernist, defined for us a hundred years ago by Pope St. Pius X, is that he will be Catholic in his teachings one moment and a religious skeptic the next, so it is not amazing to see such a display. So it isn't a stretch to see him issue a "crackdown" decree on seminaries or install as "archbishop" a seemingly tough-minded fellow who'll put into place a "zero tolerance" policy. Of course, it's also true that for a time Stalin imposed a ban on abortions in the Soviet Union, after it had become the first modern Western nation to legalize the practice. Had he become a God-fearing right-to-lifer? Hardly. The nation lost over 20 million people in World War II and needed to repopulate, so it was simply a matter of expediency. Similarly, the pedophile "priest" scandal has caused the Novus Ordo church to take a body blow, both in financially and in terms of credibility as a moral voice in the world. In that respect this is good public relations, damage control if you will. But such pronouncements came from John Paul, as well, such as him ordering U.S. bishops to quit giving out so many annulments, but the net result was that they gave out just as many and nothing was done in the slightest by Modernist Rome to discipline them, much less remove them. It is with this in mind that we caution our readers to view stories like this with profound skepticism. 


France's dark night of the soul
Bastille Day: Birth of the French Republic

"Bastille Day, on the Fourteenth of July, is the French symbol of the end of the Monarchy and the beginning of the First Republic. The national holiday is a time when all citizens can feel themselves to be members of a republican nation. This national holiday is rooted in the history of the birth of the Republic. On May 5, 1789, the King convened the Estates General to hear their complaints: but the assembly of the Third Estate, representing the citizens of the town, soon broke away and formed the Constituent National Assembly."

Reality Check: "Cardinal [Joseph] Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) himself refers to Vatican II as 'a countersyllabus' representing an attempt by the Church 'at an official reconciliation with the new era inaugurated in 1789' [emphasis added--NOW]. A largely unreconstructed pre-conciliar Modernist (from the moderate, rightist, faction - the more dangerously insinuating group, in fact, which sought to reconcile progressive historical criticism and theology, rather than radically re-interpret Catholicism like the leftists) Ratzinger waxes lyrical about the 'quiet but persistent struggle' during which 'exegesis and Church history adopted more and more the postulates of liberal science.'

"Forever lauding the 'brilliance' of the supposedly 'generous sentiments' that 'inspired' the French Revolution [John Paul II, Feb. 1984; Nov. 1989] or the 'positive heritage that came from the time of the Revolution,' as the French Bishops’ Conference also perversely yet predictably chanted on the eve of the 1989 bicentenary celebrations, both moderate and hardcore liberals have co-opted the French Revolution to advance corrosive ideas found in Gaudium et spes, Nostra aetate and other Council documents. Ecumenical dialogue and tolerance, social justice, democratic collegiality, the ‘universal brotherhood’ of the ‘single world community’, human rights, the dignity of man, etc. ad nauseam - all such notions have been developed under the pretext of reclaiming the Christian sense of the Revolutionary slogans 'liberty,' 'equality' and 'fraternity.'" --Christian Order, November 2004 editorial "Faking History"

 VIDEO/TEXT
Monarchist Forum - French royalist video (Louis XVI)
The Revolutionary Convention committed the first genocide in history in Vendée, including the mass murder of priests.


Don't be too hard on them, though, it's such a tough call! LOL
Germans prefer Dalai Lama to 'Pope' Benedict, says study
"Germans like the Dalai Lama more than they do their native-born Pope Benedict XVI, according to a survey published on Saturday. A study carried out for the news magazine Der Spiegel showed that 44 per cent of those questioned saw the Tibetan spiritual and secular leader as a role model, while only 42 per cent attributed the same qualities to the pope."

Courtesy of John Paul II
'Catholic priest' in Ark. 'parish' comes with wife, kids
"A fundamental feature of Catholic priesthood is celibacy. So why does the Reverend Bradley Barber of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, have a wife and four children?"

But he permits communion for pro-abortion politicians

Keeler's successor in Baltimore a "traditional theologian"
"
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien had barely moved in before he got orders to ship out. The Archdiocese of Military Services opened its new headquarters in Washington in May, and the prelate still had boxes of books and mementos to unpack from a 42-year career as priest, seminary rector, military chaplain and close aide to two cardinals.

"But there's no need to empty them now. O'Brien, whose appointment as the new archbishop of Baltimore was announced Thursday, will move into the residence at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Roland Park before his October installation. O'Brien, 68, will replace Cardinal William H. Keeler, who has served 18 years in the post."


Why spoil the false shepherds' vacation fun by bringing up torture, inhumane conditions and anti-religious acts?
Latin American 'bishops' meet with Cuban government, but avoid human rights discussions

"Roman Catholic cardinals and bishops from across Latin America and top Cuban officials discussed how to improve relations between the church and the communist government but avoided thorny topics such as human rights and free speech. The closed-door talks took place during a four-day Latin American Bishops Conference, which brought about 70 bishops from the region to Havana and ended Friday. Conference President Raymundo Damasceno Assis, archbishop of the Brazilian shrine city of Aparecida, said four cardinals and several bishops met with Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage and other officials."


NOW Comments: Imagine St. John the Baptist being invited to King Herod's with the understanding that he was free to talk about anything but the monarch's adulterous living arrangement and you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Havana. But unlike the saint, who would have promptly refused such an offer, the Novus Ordo "bishops" have no problem giving credibility to a heinous regime by their acceptance of a similar offer. A Cuban exiles' website, The Real Cuba, has revealed that one of the "bishops" at the conference, Venezuelan Baltazar Porras was ordered by the Communist Castro dictatorship to leave the island after condemning the Castroite regime of Venezuela's strongman, Hugo Chavez. This story has so far been suppressed by the secular news media. The Real Cuba site includes a page entitled "Castro's Gulag," an overview of the condemnable conditions to which the Latin "bishops" are turning a blind eye. Included there is the  VIDEO  The tortures of Castro (Spanish with English subtitles)

See also: Human Rights violations inside Of Cuba (extensive files)
                Torture in Castro's Cuba
                American POW-MIAs tortured by Cubans in Vietnam


Available for John XXIII rite, too! 
Stealth priestesses on pilgrimage
"Bishop" Friedhelm Hofmann of Würzburg, Germany encourages youth of the Diocese to surrender to the modern world. In another photo he can be found discussing thorny metaphysical issues with two of his most gifted young theologians.

Betrayal is the only word that fits
Benedict delivers Chinese underground Catholics to Communism
Many people are commenting on the Motu Proprio released July 7. Hardly anyone seems to have noticed its ugly sister, a much longer document – 18 pages in its English version – discretely released by the Vatican at noon June 30. I am referring to the Letter of Benedict XVI to the Catholic Church in the People’s Republic of China. It is an extraordinary open letter that signifies a delivering of the underground Chinese Catholic Church to Communism.

 VIDEO/TEXT
Alleged sexual abuse victims sue Dallas 'diocese'
"Three men, all victims of alleged abuse by a former Dallas priest, have come forward with allegations against the Catholic Diocese of Dallas."

'Moderate' influenced by liberation theology
'Bishop' in Paraguay runs for President
A charismatic leader dubbed the "Bishop of the Poor" is an early favorite to make history as the first man to serve as a Roman Catholic bishop, then be elected president of his country. The Vatican is not pleased, and it's not alone: Fernando Lugo's candidacy not only tests the church's strict prohibition on clergy seeking political office, it also challenges the established elites in Paraguay.

Yeah, but what about the theological abuse victims?
Wisconsin sexual abuse victims can sue Novus Ordo for fraud
"Adults sexually abused by priests as children can sue the Roman Catholic Church for fraud, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday."

Sacrilegious 'art' in Brussels 'Catholic' shop....no surprise
Would you pay 58 euro for this 'Virgin and Child'?


 VIDEO/TEXT
 ...by rephrasing Modernist doctrine

New Vatican document 'clarifies' conciliar position regarding churches
"The Vatican issued a document Tuesday restating its belief that the Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ. The 16-page document was prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a doctrinal watchdog that Pope Benedict used to head....

"It says although Orthodox churches are true churches, they are defective because they do not recognize the primacy of the Pope. 'It follows that these separated churches and communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation,' it said."

PHOTO: A Show of Unity - Benedict XVI is shown meeting with Bartholomew I, head of the schismatic Greek Orthodox Church, during Benedict's visit to Turkey in November 2006.

N
OW Comments:   The stated goal of the document, "Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine of the Church," is the "clarifying the authentic meaning of some ecclesiological expressions used by the magisterium which are open to misunderstanding in the theological debate." This is needed, it says, because of "[t]he vastness of the subject matter and the novelty of many of the themes involved." The teachings under consideration are certain documents of Vatican II, encyclicals of Paul VI and John Paul II and other post-conciliar declarations, including "Cardinal" Ratzinger's Dominus Iesus (2000).

It's remarkable that the latest pronouncement would refer to "the novelty of many of the themes," since true Catholic doctrine allows for no novelties whatsoever that go against the perennial teachings of the Church: The Magisterium cannot contradict the Magisterium. And the very first of the questions posed and answered is: "Did the Second Vatican Council change the Catholic doctrine on the Church?" (Somehow, we don't think the Church needed to defend or explain itself against the charge of false teachings forty years after Trent or Vatican I, certainly not to Catholics.)

Of course, the document answers that in the negative, but that the question even is being asked more than forty years after Vatican II is a strong indictment against it being a true Council. Naturally, all the texts documented are from the conciliar sources--nothing pre-Vatican II--so the arguments are all self-contained.

The first footnote, of particular interest and worth a brief digression, comes from John XXIII's speech opening the Council. There he said that Vatican II's goal would be to see that "certain and immutable doctrine, to which is owed the obedience of faith, be explored and expounded in the manner required by our times" [emphasis added]. This is the language of Modernism (the notion that doctrine is to be viewed in the manner dictated by the spirit of the age), of course, though John's defenders would be quick to point out that in the same passage he talks about the need for the "fundamental sense and meaning" of the "immutable doctrine" to remain intact and transmitted "without alteration or deviation," which, of course, sounds very Catholic. It sounds very Catholic, that is, until we recall that

  • Not long after assuming power in the Vatican, "He...went to the Holy Office (charged with guarding against heresy) and looked up his own file. There was a note attached to it: 'suspected of Modernism.' This is why his career had been ruined thirty years before."  Illuminating Lives: Pope John XXIII
     
  • Assuming that the Church was correct in its suspicions of him, it would follow that having been able to disguise himself as a Catholic for decades, John XXIII would avoid setting off any more red flags than necessary: Yes, he gave the orientation of the Council as one that would speak to and dialogue with the world, but he was careful to throw in qualifiers like how doctrines, while getting a makeover in terminology, still had to be viewed in the fundamental Catholic sense, since this is what all the attending bishops knew was required of them in Pope St. Pius X's The Oath against Modernism. This would be his cover.
     
  • The proof that all his rhetoric about safeguarding "immutable doctrines" was empty is sense in how he prepared for the Council. He could have chosen men to be periti ["experts"] of sterling reputations, whose absolute fidelity to the Faith was unquestioned, yet he chose those men whose theological opinions were viewed quite suspiciously by Pope Pius XII. (Questions about the Beatification and Canonization of Pope John XXIII) See under heading "Opened the Doors to the Modernist-Progressivist Movement.") They were men who had no interest in adhering to the "fundamental sense and meaning" of Catholic teaching and were eager to see that it was altered and violated. It is impossible that John XXIII did not know the unsavory reputation of his periti, as they had been heralded for years as part of the vanguard of the Nouvelle Théologie (New Theology, read neo-Modernist) movement. The late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, chosen by as part of a preparatory commission whose perfectly Catholic schemas [outlines] for the topics the Council would explore would all be thrown out by John XXIII in favor of those submitted by the neo-Modernists, recalled:

"As for the quality of the theologians and experts in Canon Law, they must have a true love for the Church and they must adhere completely first in their hearts, with their lips and by their actions to the doctrines of the Roman pontiffs and the documents written by them. This is of paramount importance, since we have been surprised to find the names of theologians whose doctrine is at variance with the necessary qualities demanded in advisors." At least three of these experts had been censured by the Church hierarchy. "When I mentioned these names," he continued, "Cardinal Ottaviani did not react. However, after that meeting, during a coffee break, I was approached by His Eminence, who took me by the arm and said: ‘I understand your concern, but what can we do? The Holy Father, himself, wants things to be this way. He desires to have experts who have made a name for themselves.’" [emphasis added] Archbishop Lefebvre Preparing the Council (1959-1962) (see under heading "First Skirmishes")

John XXIII knew, then, but chose them because he wanted them to be in the position of influencing the direction of Vatican II.

Returning to the current document, for us the most revealing of all the Q&As is this one, as it's really a summation of the whole issue of what constitutes the Church:

THIRD QUESTION

Why was the expression “subsists in” adopted instead of the simple word “is”?

RESPONSE

The use of this expression, which indicates the full identity of the Church of Christ with the Catholic Church, does not change the doctrine on the Church. Rather, it comes from and brings out more clearly the fact that there are “numerous elements of sanctification and of truth” which are found outside her structure, but which “as gifts properly belonging to the Church of Christ, impel towards Catholic Unity”.

“It follows that these separated churches and Communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation. In fact the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as instruments of salvation, whose value derives from that fullness of grace and of truth which has been entrusted to the Catholic Church”.

Clearly, the dogma extra ecclesia nullus salus  ("outside the church there is no salvation") is being rejected anew, as it was at Vatican II. The novelty expressed above amounts to a half truth that because non-Catholics churches (that is, schismatics-NOW) and communities (Protestants) have "gifts" and "elements of sanctification and truth," they are being used as "instruments of salvation" by God. This is, of course, a mere variation of the expression "means of salvation" found in a number of official Novus Ordo documents. And yet the founders of these breakaway institutions, from Photius to Luther, to name the most significant among them, misappropriated these gifts by taking them when they defied the Church of Christ and were cast out of communion with it. Hence, such denominations are no more faithful repositories of these gifts than would be a business started by a dishonest clerk with funds he embezzled from his former employer for the purpose of competing with that employer.

The true Church of Christ, the Catholic Church, is the only one guided by the Holy Ghost; all others are imposter churches. This from the Church's unfailing Magisterium:

That all, therefore, might know which was the Catholic Church, the Fathers, guided by the Spirit of God, added to the Creed the word Apostolic. For the Holy Ghost, who presides over the Church, governs her by no other ministers than those of Apostolic succession. This Spirit, first imparted to the Apostles, has by the infinite goodness of God always continued in the Church. And just as this one Church cannot err in faith or morals, since it is guided by the Holy Ghost; so, on the contrary, all other societies arrogating to themselves the name of church, must necessarily, because guided by the spirit of the devil, be sunk in the most pernicious errors, both doctrinal and moral (emphasis added).  The Catechism of the Council of Trent (See "Apostolic" under "The Marks of the Church")
 

So much for God using these groups as "instruments [or means] of salvation." In answer to one of the questions posed by Modernist Rome: No. Vatican II did not change any of the teachings of the Church (because it could not) but an attempt seems clearly to have been made in that respect.
 

Calls on saints to give Episcopalian "a welcome into heaven"
Novus Ordo priest leads prayers at former First Lady's deathbed
"
The words of the Litany of the Saints — a prayer that calls on holy people from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible — ushered Lady Bird Johnson from this world, according to the priest who was with her and her family as she died."

NOW Comments:
Of course there's no mention of any attempt to convert the woman. Fr. Bob Scott, who was ordained in 1949, is clearly conciliar in his thinking. No priest who still professed the Catholic Faith would say such nonsense as to suggest that a dying person would going directly to heaven (aside, perhaps, of one who exhibited evident and profound signs of holiness), much less a non-Catholic. Incidentally, the Litany described by Fr. Scott isn't the
Litaniae Sanctorum he learned growing up as a Catholic boy and it doesn't appear to any officially-sanctioned litany of the Novus Ordo. Episcopal, maybe? Does anyone have an answer here?

Measure had been opposed by state's "Catholic" leaders

Delaware governor signs nation's toughest pedophile law
"With several strokes of several pens, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Tuesday made Delaware the last state a pedophile would want to be in. Minner signed S.B. 29, the Child Victim's Act, eliminating the civil statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse and opening a two-year legal 'window' during which victims whose cases have been previously barred by Delaware's two-year limit can file suit."

'New Springtime' update

Survey shows continuing freefall of faith by new church 'Catholics'
"A new Barna Group survey examined the largest religious group in the United States. With over 69 million adherents, the Catholic Church was found to be as mainstream as any people group in the nation, but much less committed to practicing their faith.

"According to the survey released Monday, 68 percent of Catholics said their religious faith is very important in their life, which was also true among non-Catholic adults. But Catholics were only half as likely as others to say their faith is the highest priority in life. A majority identified family as their priority."

DU's president strong-armed by pressure groups?
Open Letter to the USCCB on DePaul's refusal to grant tenure to Jewish critic of Zionism
"Dr. [Norman] Finkelstein is well known and highly respected for his principled criticisms of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians. More than 160 other prominent Jewish critics of Zionism largely share Dr. Finkelstein’s views on Zionism and the ethnic cleansing of Arabs in Palestine by political Zionists. Many Jews were concerned about the impact of a political ideology based on an exclusionary nationalist movement which called for the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine and a political movement named Zionism. Zionism was opposed by many Jews in the past, (in fact historically the majority of Jews) and is opposed by many Jews today."

Of course, it's done so figuratively for years
Novus Ordo school opens gates to Hell
"All hell has broken loose in newspaper headlines around the world over a Melbourne schoolboy, Max Hell, whose name, his father says, may cause him to be bullied and
harassed at his Catholic school."

Uses John Paul II to defend thesis

Blind 'Catholic' author joins nudism and religion
"Nakedness is next to Godliness — in Jim Cunningham's view. After 20 years preaching the gospel of nudity, the author of skinny-dipping guidebooks, coloring books and take-it-all-off 'naturist' magazines is using an old ally in his bid to spread the naked truth — the Bible. Nudity & Christianity, his 596-page compendium of scripture citations and selectively-chosen observations by the likes of Pope John Paul II, C.S. Lewis and Kahlil Gibran, promotes a world view sacrilegious to some but perfectly natural to Cunningham."


'Celebrating' Corpus Christi (From monstrance to monster)
Novus Ordo Chainsaw Massacre

This year Holy Family Primary School in suburban Canberra, Australia had a novel way of celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi, have everyone dress up like someone or something that started with the letter "C." Among the costumes were a court jester, a clairvoyant, a chicken, a cow, a clock, a compass...and oh, yes, the lovely character on the left, identified on the school's website as "a Canuck with a chainsaw," but clearly referencing "slasher" horror film villains such as those in "Friday the 13th" and "Texas Chainsaw  Massacre." On a day when all should be reflecting upon the great love Christ shows for us in making Himself available in the Blessed Sacrament and upon the corresponding love and deep sense of gratitude we ought to show Him in return, Holy Family elects to shift the attention away from the Savior to, at best, more mundane things and, at worse, to a nightmarish character that is His murderous antithesis.

Note: Earlier this month we posted a link to
"The Barney Blessing" video that had another killer in a hockey mask costume, only that one was present at a Halloween "Mass." There's no indication on Holy Family's site as to whether the faculty and students wore their costumes to chapel and, if so, whether the masked fiend was asked to leave the chainsaw at the door!

 

Dancing girls chanting OM!
No indult needed for Hindu 'Mass'

Footage from pedophile priest's prison murder on YouTube

"A prison security video showing guards struggling to enter a cell where a convicted killer was strangling a defrocked pedophile priest has turned up on the Internet. State prison officials were investigating how the 10-minute video, shot from outside former Roman Catholic priest John Geoghan's cell during his slaying, made it onto YouTube."

Sleepover 'Mass'
Check out the large pink fake candle just in front of the "sleeper,"...an apt metaphor for the false religion!


And Benedict XVI's folly
Pius XII and Red China: 'After Me, the Deluge'
"Unlike Pope Pius XII, who urged resistance to cooperation with Communist authorities in the creation of a 'church' that would pose no threat to them--and that would ultimately refuse to oppose forced abortion, forced sterilization and the one-child-per-family policy in Red China, Joseph Ratzinger simply believes that 'time' has come for 'reconciliation' without demanding, it appears, a public renunciation of Communism or of the state's anti-life policies, making it now acceptable for those Catholics in the 'underground' to come out into the open and to adopt the silence of those in the CPCA about the evils of Communism and of the policies promoted by the repressive regime under to which they live. "Living in peace' is no service to Our Lord when the 'peace' is false and is purchased as the price of one's ability to be publicly faithful to the Deposit of Faith."

Reality Check: If anyone thinks that because swarms of multi-national corporations are reaping the benefits of slave labor in mainland China and because world leaders from Bush to Benedict always act as though that nation's government is worthy of respect that Communism doesn't run the country or militant atheism is no longer its official (though unannounced) religion, then here's a slash of cold water in the face:  VIDEO   Public restroom in China has Virgin Mary urinals (the outrage is shown briefly at 0:28 into the video).


Due to be issued on July 10th
Vatican document set to explore relationship of non-Catholic churches
Scam alert: This will be, after the "universal indult," the second phase of neutralizing traditional resistance. Expect much doubletalk that will sound good to the unsuspecting, but which can be interpreted in a manner far more in keeping with Novus Ordo theology.

The Ratzinger Effect: more money, more pilgrims – and lots more Latin
"The distinction between 'the good and progressive John Paul and the bad conservative Benedict' was a false one, Mr Tornielli told The Times. 'Ratzinger was John Paul’s closest adviser for over two decades, and many of his initiatives as Pope — including the Tridentine Mass — are developments of John Paul’s own ideas.'

"While less theatrical than his predecessor, Benedict makes no secret of enjoying the “dressing up” side of the job, reviving ermine-trimmed robes, elaborate headgear and dainty satin shoes. He has grown more adept and relaxed at greeting people."

Girls in lounge-singer chic
Joliet Cathedral 's trashy acolytes
Warning: Photos showing servers immodest attire.


Summorum Pontificum: Benedict XVI's decree on use of Tridentine Mass
"
Art. 5.1. In parishes where a group of faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition exists stably, let the pastor willingly accede to their requests for the celebration of the holy Mass according to the rite of the Roman Missal published in 1962. Let him see to it that the good of these faithful be harmoniously reconciled with ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the governance of the bishop according to Canon 392, avoiding discord and fostering the unity of the whole church."

Accompanying letter

 

Loophole found to bypass morality
Novus Ordo 'researchers': When shacking up is okay
"Many Catholics believe living together before marriage is 'living in sin' and associate premarital cohabitation with an increased divorce rate, but recent research reports a more detailed picture of the relationship between cohabitation and marital instability."

Reality Check: "240. Scholion. 1. Company keeping with the intention of early marriage may be looked upon as a necessary occasion of sin.

 "No one can be expected to marry a complete stranger. Those keeping company should take great care to make any proximate occasion a remote one. Consequently they should, as far as possible, avoid being alone, at least in such places where they might not be readily observed; neither should they meet too often. Furthermore, they should be zealous in prayer and in receiving the Sacraments. Should those who are engaged sin with each other they must be dealt with as those who are living in a necessary occasion of sin (elsewhere the author explains that in the confessional, the priest is only to absolve such a penitent if the latter agrees to "use the means that will render such an occasion remote...").

"2. As far as sexual liberties are concerned,  engaged persons are forbidden to do anything which is not permitted to other single persons.

"They may hold, embrace or kiss each other in a becoming manner to manifest their mutual affection. Evidently, however, they may not consent to sexual pleasure that might be caused thereby. "

Rev. Heribert Jone, O.F.M. Cap, J.C.D., trans. Rev. Urban Adelman, O.F.M. Cap, J.C.D.,  
Moral Theology (Westminster, MD: Newman, 1945, p. 166)

  VIDEO   'Friday the 13th' Mass?
The Barney Blessing (and a very special guest)

Last year we carried coverage of the sacrilegious Halloween "mass" of Rev. Fred Bailey (see the November 2006 archive), in which the organist and "extraordinary minister" were dressed as devils. In typical Novus Ordo fashion, he explained it away as an "oversight"  (as if it would be easy to miss diabolical costumes at a worship service). At that time we had linked two videos of the insanity, but now a third one's come to our attention that's just as much an indictment of the proceedings, if not more so. Here, Bailey imparts his "final blessing" dressed as Barney(!) and gives a stunningly Modernist homily on how everybody/nobody worships the true God and has him judging (in a "non-judgmental way," of course) anyone who has religious convictions. Something that the videographer apparently missed, however, and I say this because there is no caption noting it is the presence of someone dressed in a hockey mask, ala the homicidal killer Jason in the 'Friday the 13th' slasher films (he can best be seen at 0:55 into the video). And, no, anticipating the apologists who might be reading this, the fellow is not dressed as a hockey goalie, but is in street clothes, which, when combined with a hockey mask, signifies serial killer. Again, to anticipate the ever present defenders of the conciliar establishment, over 500 photos of various hockey masks were searched on Google just to determine if the one in question was sports equipment or horror costuming. The only photos of a mask of this design were here and here (see the fourth row, right-hand column--this, being in metallic, is a slight variation, but the design is the same). Apparently, evil hockey mask guy was another oversight for Rev. Fred!

Indian investigators to conduct 'truth tests' in conciliar 'nun' murder case
"The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is going to conduct truth serum tests on a Catholic priest, a nun and a former police officer in connection with a 1992 mystery death of a nun."

Blessing or baited trap?

Value of 'universal indult' debated in Baltimore
"'There are certainly traditionalists who look at the situation and say, "If I have a Latin Mass to go to, that's OK,"' said Richard Frey of Stewartstown, Pa., who brings his wife and six children to St. Hilary's for Mass each Sunday. 'But this is much more than a Mass here. I believe the [pope's] decision is just a cover to pull people away from the true Catholic faith for something that appears to be Catholic but isn't.'"

Freedom of speech threatened
Christian belief a 'hate crime' under plan
"Americans worried about new 'hate crime' legislation that could be used to make criminals of those whose religious faith doesn't endorse homosexuality could be facing a two-pronged attack, according to groups that monitor those developments."

NOW's word of advice to Mel -- Don't

Well-known Polish priest courting Mel Gibson for biopic
"Although good ol' Mel Gibson might have stirred up controversy over his accuracy with Apocalypto, he made many Christians happy with his treatment of Jesus in Passion of the Christ, so it's no wonder that a Polish priest is looking at the filmmaker to make a biopic on his life."

NOW Comments: The entertainment reporter in the linked column called the idea a "train wreck" and it would be one from the traditional Catholic standpoint, as well, from all different sorts of angles. The "priest" in question,
Henryk Jankowski, is Novus Ordo, of course, but that's the start of the problems. His credentials as a great anti-Communist, ostensibly established during his tenure as chaplain of the Solidarity union, must be taken with a very large grain of salt, because Solidarity itself was a dubious entity. The notion that a Communist government would willing permit a threat to its existence to thrive? In fact, it's known that there were priest-collaborators with the Reds, as well as very serious reasons to believe that the Communists penetrated Solidarity or even were there at its inception as part of a massive deception. What sort of Catholic priest would be so proud as to promote himself as an ideal subject for a movie? But it isn't surprising for Jankowski, who's so worldly and vain that he's started lines of clothing and perfume, a chain of bars, and a brand of wine, "Monsignore," that has his likeness on the label.

Praises it for not condemning Communism
China welcomes 'pope's' letter, ties
"China's state-controlled Catholic Church has praised a letter from Pope Benedict XVI saying it raises fresh hopes that formal relations can be established between the Vatican and Beijing."

Traditional Catholics are the target
Benedict XVI meets 'bishops,' discusses decision on pre-Vatican II liturgy
"
Pope Benedict XVI spent about an hour with an international group of bishops June 27 discussing his decision to allow greater use of the Tridentine Mass.

"'The Holy Father is obviously most concerned about trying to bring about reconciliation in the church,' [Boston] Cardinal [Sean] O'Malley said later on his Web log. He said an estimated 600,000 Catholics participate in the Tridentine liturgies of the Society of St. Pius X, a traditionalist group that broke with the Vatican in 1988."


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