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Episode 006 Now Available

The Traditional Catholic Podcast


TRADCAST 006, released on July 1, 2015, is packed with informative traditional Catholic content: In the first segment, we take a critical look at recent Vatican news stories, we examine the latest from “Pope” Francis in our new “From the Jorge’s Mouth” rubric, and we interact with some recent theological arguments found in the blogosphere and on Twitter. The second segment of the show tackles the Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized “gay marriage” in the United States and takes to task Francis’ new eco-encyclical Laudato Si and the Neo-Traditionalist reaction.

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Why we are where we are today:
Bp. Sanborn explains the History of Christendom


Most Rev. Donald J. Sanborn

This past Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS) handed down its decision in the case
Obergefell v. Hodges, in which five of the nine judges “decided” that states do not have the right to refuse to issue marriage licenses to “couples” of the same sex. In other words, this Supreme Court decision “legalized” and imposed the unnatural aberration known as “gay marriage” in all 50 states.

This latest attack on society, the common good, the natural law, and all that is right and just is simply the latest milestone in the gradual dismantling of what was at one point Christian Western society. This monstrous and absurd decision did not, however, come unexpected. To the contrary, it is simply the logical conclusion of the idea that the sexual act can be divorced from procreation, or the latter can be subordinated to some other purpose. If sexuality is essentially or most importantly about pleasure or affection or some other such non-procreative end, then logically any sort of “arrangement” must be allowed that furthers such an end between consenting adults. And this also means that it’s going to get worse from here.

However, there is no reason to be discouraged or despair. On the contrary. Judging from the viewpoint of Divine Revelation and prophecy, we could say that “everything is going according to plan” — so to speak. While we must at all times fight for good morals, common decency, common sense, true justice, and religious truth, nevertheless we know that this world will at some point in the future be ruled by the Antichrist, not because God positively wills it so, but because He permits it as part of salvation history in order to draw a great good from it. This has been revealed to us in Holy Scripture by Almighty God Himself (e.g., 2 Thess 2; 1 Jn 2:18; cf. Mt 24). Although the knowledge that it will and must happen is no excuse to surrender, to sit back and watch it all come about, it is cause to not despair, to not be dismayed, and to understand why all these frightening social upheavals against God’s law — both natural and revealed — are happening, and why God is permitting them. This, in turn, allows us to continue our trustful and loving surrender to Divine Providence, full of Faith and hope, keeping in mind that even though the times in which we live are evil, nevertheless Almighty God, who is all-knowing, all-good, and all-powerful, has chosen to place us into precisely this time of human history and no other — and He did so because He foreknew that this would be most conducive to our salvation.

True Restoration Media has conducted three interviews with Bp. Donald Sanborn, rector of Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Brooksville, Florida, on the history of Christendom, beginning with the Edict of Milan in the fourth century. This journey through the history of Western civilization is so powerful and so informative that we cannot recommend it too highly to anyone who wishes to understand how it is that we have come thus far, and what lies ahead. Here is a trailer with excerpts from the three interviews — links to the individual videos follow below:

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Listen to Bp. Sanborn as he explains how Christian society as it is willed by God was realized perfectly in the High Middle Ages (13th century), which were the apex, as it were, of Christian civilization, and what caused its gradual but steady decline ever since. Understand how it all hangs together — how we went from a society imbued with the sacred and the supernatural, in conformity with Catholic teaching, to a Freemasonic-naturalist society in which God has been discarded and man and his “liberty” enthroned in His place. Understand how we got from St. Thomas Aquinas to Martin Luther, why the latter can be called the “father” of the modern world, and how the Protestant Reformation inevitably had to lead to Socialism, Communism, Freemasonry, and Modernism. As the “synthesis of all heresies”, dubbed such by Pope St. Pius X (Encyclical Pascendi, n. 39), Modernism is still with us today and has ushered in the current eclipse of the Catholic Church as part of the “operation of error” warned about by St. Paul the Apostle (2 Thess 2:10).

Bp. Sanborn’s video series on the history of Christendom is eminently educational and no less fascinating. At the end of it you will say, “It all makes sense now. I can see clearly now why we are where we are, how we got here, and where it’s all headed.”

Realize, then, that all the trials we are now undergoing, both in the Church and in society, are not a negation or refutation of the holy Catholic religion, but actually its vindication and reaffirmation, which will ultimately lead to its inevitable, divinely-promised triumph. 

Pray much, especially the Holy Rosary, as requested by our Lady of Fatima, and devote yourself to her Immaculate Heart. She will guide us through these difficult and stormy times into which our souls have been placed by Divine Providence.

Everything is going according to plan. It’s time we all understood the plan.

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You can’t make this stuff up...

Francis denounces 
“Pseudo-Pastors” who “Talk Too Much”!


This is sure to blow up your hypocrisy detector. From the man who has drowned the world in an unending stream of sermons, speeches, interviews, documents, and off-the-cuff remarks since he stepped onto the world stage as “Pope Francis” on March 13, 2013, now comes a denunciation of false shepherds who “talk too much.” Vatican Radio reports on Bergoglio’s morning rambling of June 25:

[Francis:] "When Jesus warns people to beware of 'false prophets', he says: 'By their fruits ye shall know them'. And here, by their attitude: so many words, they speak, they do wonders, do great things but they do not have an open heart to hear the Word of God; they are afraid of the silence of the word of God and these are the 'pseudo Christians', the 'pseudo pastors '. It's true, they do good things, it is true, but they lack the rock.”


These are the  “pseudo pastors,” the “worldly pastors…or Christians also, who talk too much,” the Pope added.  “They are afraid of silence;  maybe they do too much.” And, the Pope insisted,  they are not capable of embracing what they’ve heard – [they like the sound of their own voices] - and this does not come from God.”

(“Pope: Worldly pastors talk too much, listen little, Vatican Radio, June 25, 2016)

If hypocrisy could prolong your life, Francis would be immortal. If there is one man on earth who fits this description perfectly, it’s him. He is a false prophet, a false shepherd, who is constantly doing things and who loves to hear himself talk and never shuts up. “By their fruits you shall know them” — indeed! For a quick reality check on the fruits of Francis, see the laundry list here.

We are not saying that Francis is the False Prophet prophesied in Holy Scripture (Apoc 19:20) — but if he isn’t, the real False Prophet may want to consider suing him for impersonation.

Do not be misled. As Fr. Frederick Faber warned in 1861, one of the things that will make the Antichrist so deceptive is that many good people will be following him and doing his work — unwittingly. Don’t be one of them. Have no part in the “operation of error” (2 Thess 2:10).

It is time to preach it from the housetops: The Vatican II Church is not the Catholic Church. Francis is not the Vicar of Christ!

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     Published June 25, 2015

Why you’re not Novus Ordo anymore...

Just brilliant...

Francis condemns Weapons Manufacturers


On Sunday, June 21, 2015, while speaking off-the-cuff to youths in the Italian city of Turin, Francis condemned those who manufacture weapons as unchristian, thereby demonstrating his own intellectual brilliance once more:

It makes me think one thing: people, leaders, entrepreneurs that call themselves Christians, and produce arms! This gives some mistrust: they call themselves Christians! “No, no, Father, I don’t produce them, no, no .... I only have my savings, my investments in arms factories.” Ah! And why? “Because the interest is somewhat higher ...” And a double face is also a current coin today: to say something and do another. Hypocrisy ...l But let’s see what happened in the last century: in ’14, ’15, in ’15 [sic] in fact. There was that great tragedy in Armenia. So many died. I don’t know the figure: more than a million certainly. But where were the great powers of the time? Were they looking elsewhere? Why? Because they were interested in war: their war! And those that died were persons, second class human beings. Then, in the 30s and 40s the tragedy of the Shoah. The great powers had photographs of the railroad lines that took trains to the concentration camps, such as Auschwitz, to kill the Jews, and also Christians, also the Roma, also homosexuals, to kill them there. But tell me, why didn’t they bomb that? Interest! And shortly after, almost contemporaneously, were the lager in Russia: Stalin ... How many Christians suffered, were killed! The great powers divided Europe among themselves as a cake. So many years had to pass before arriving at “certain” freedom. It’s that hypocrisy of speaking of peace and producing arms, and even selling arms to this one who is at war with that one, and to that one who is at war with this one!

(“Pope’s Off-the-Cuff Address to Youth of Turin”, Zenit, June 22, 2015)

While of course not everything Jorge Bergoglio says here is wrong, nevertheless his comments are quite amusing. The making and using of weapons is not wrong in itself — obviously — and he knows it. Otherwise, how could he call in the same breath for the bombing of railroad lines? Francis’ comments are, furthermore, contrary to Catholic teaching, since just war and self-defense are quite permissible, sometimes obligatory, and weapons are needed for both, so the making of weapons cannot be wrong in itself. Lastly, Bergoglio’s remarks are also hypocritical, because of course his own security and protection can only be guaranteed in and outside of the Vatican through the threat of weapons and people willing to use them.

Quite appropriately, thus, Donald McClarey at The American Catholic asked when the Vatican’s Swiss Guard was going to disarm, and when Francis would give up the protection of the Italian police and military. Inspired by this fitting comment, we decided to create a meme to drive home the point (click image for a larger version):


Feel free to share this meme generously. Francis is simply too brilliant for his own good.

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V: Liberal and Conservative Novus Ordo


Isn’t it time you too headed for the exit?


Restoration Radio’s show “Escape from the Novus Ordo” returns with Fr. Michael Oswalt, a former Novus Ordo “priest” of the diocese of Rockford, Illinois, who converted to traditional Catholicism (sedevacantism) and was ordained a true priest in 2011. He has penned an open letter to his former diocese of Rockford, Illinois, in which he explains why he left the Novus Ordo religion. The letter is available in English and Spanish:

Born in 1972, no one is a better fit than Fr. Oswalt to help you see the errors of the Vatican II Church (aka Novus Ordo Sect) and advise you on how to exit this false establishment and become a real Catholic, that is, someone who is Catholic in the same way everyone was Catholic until the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958 (just before the Second Vatican Council). Fr. Oswalt currently serves as the pastor of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Novus Ordo Watch is pleased to be the sponsor for Escape from the Novus Ordo throughout this year, which means you will be able to listen to all episodes of this program in 2015 free of charge, without having to have a subscription to Restoration Radio.

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Two sides of the same coin: Novus Ordo Liberals and Conservatives. In this episode, Father Michael Oswalt discusses the plight of these groups concerning dogmas, doctrines, authority, and obedience in the Novus Ordo Sect, which they believe to be the Catholic Church.

Father shares his experience of when he was a “conservative” in Novus Ordo seminary and a Novus Ordo parish and how he came to recognize that the Novus Ordo Sect is not the Catholic Church. When one comes to this realization, the choice is between human respect on the one hand, or saving one’s soul on the other. Pray and take on the responsibilities and obligations of being a Catholic. The rewards are eternal!

Join Fr. Michael Oswalt and host Jason Guardiano on this informative episode of Escape from the Novus Ordo.


Liberal or conservative? The Novus Ordo religion gives you a choice in accordance with your preference — but it’s the same false Modernist religion on the inside

As Novus Ordo Watch is sponsoring the entire first season of
Escape from the Novus Ordo, we are no longer sponsoring the ongoing and very informative Francis Watch broadcasts, which you can subscribe to at Restoration Radio.

Added Bonus: Fr. Oswalt recently gave an informal lecture with Q&A about the present state of the Church, the apostasy of Francis, sedevacantism vs. recognize-and-resist, our obligations as Catholics, etc. Listen free at this link:

Many more talks and sermons, free of charge, are offered at the parish web site of St. Benedict Catholic Church here.

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Sermon Series:
“Satan will Try to Deceive Even the Elect”
Part 2


Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas

As part of their ongoing broadcast series “From the Pulpit,” our friends at The Restoration Radio Network are making available a very informative multi-part sermon by His Excellency, Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI, on the ways in which Satan is trying to deceive even the elect, as warned by our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.

The following description of Part 2 of Bp. Pivarunas’ sermon is adapted from Restoration Radio:

Bishop Pivarunas starts off this sequel by discerning why Vatican II, objectively, has definitely resulted in evil. He then explores how Vatican II teaches many evils, but also what Vatican II refrains from teaching or even mentioning, and why this is intrinsically evil also.

The fruits of Vatican II are very apparent today. The Novus Ordo Church treats its religion like a source of entertainment. We must be able to see, based on the facts, objectively, that the Novus Ordo Sect cannot be the true Catholic Church.

His Excellency continues by answering many arguments people commonly use to claim the Vatican II religion is still the Catholic Church. These arguments include: the “Pope” is just a bad person, and we should pick and choose what a Pope declares as truth.

We must see the truth, even when it is not what we want to see as truth.


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A great companion piece to this sermon broadcast is our post on Cardinal Manning and his predictions, based on his research of the Church Fathers and approved theologians, of how the Great Apostasy will unfold and prepare the way for the Antichrist:

See the list of links below for more informative broadcasts by Restoration Radio and other items of interest.

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The Recyclical is here...


Antipope Francis

Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’

on Care for our Common Home

May 24, 2015

After what seems like an eternity of anticipation by the adherents of the global warming / climate change religion, Mr. Jorge Bergoglio of the Modernist Pseudo-Catholic Vatican II Sect (aka “Pope Francis”) has finally released his second encyclical letter, entitled
Laudato Sii (Italian for “Be Praised”), bearing the subtitle “On Care for our Common Home”. Due to its length and comprehensiveness, we have dubbed it his Summa Ecologica.

The text is available in eight languages:

The Vatican press office’s 2-hour presentation of the encyclical is available to watch here:

Quick Stats on the Text (based on English version):

  • 40,859 words (incl. footnotes)
  • 172 Footnotes
  • Not a single footnote to any pre-Vatican II magisterial document
  • Six main chapters, each divided into various subsections
  • Very revealing Word Cloud Analysis here
  • At 12-point Arial font, comes to roughly 68 printed pages on 8.5”x11” sheets of paper
  • PDF file released by Vatican Press is 184 pages
  • Vatican’s Press Guide to the Encyclical available here


Initial Summaries and Commentaries from Novus Ordo, Semi-Trad & Secular Sources:

Coverage and Commentary from Real Catholic Sources:

Due to the leaking of what purported to be the full text of the encyclical in the original Italian a few days ahead of time (but which the Vatican press office claimed was only a draft, but which we now know has only two microdifferences compared to the released final version), some initial feedback had already been given. Here are some highlights of the pre-release reaction:

So, relax: The Vatican does still believe in converting people — except now it’s ecological conversion! Last month, Francis preached a sermon to set the stage for the release of his encyclical. “God will judge us on how we care for the environment, says Pope”, was the title of a report printed by the Catholic Herald. Other news outlets’ headlines were: “God will judge people on care for the poor, for the planet, pope says” (Catholic News Service) and “Pope: God will judge you on whether you cared for Earth” (Associated Press via Yahoo). This from the man who assured his followers that the Last Judgment will be a party, and the only ones who have to fear hell are the members of the Mafia, while at the same time spreading the idea that hell is not eternal punishment but the annihilation of souls. You can’t make this stuff up.

Coming soon, to a Novus Ordo parish near you?

With Laudato Si’, the next chapter in Francis’ Gospel of Man has been opened. Clearly, it is Chapter 11, because the false Novus Ordo humanitarian gospel is bankrupt: morally, theologically, spiritually, and doctrinally bankrupt. 

We hark back to the wise words of Pope St. Pius X, who denounced the Sillonist movement in France, which was an ideological forerunner of Vatican II and the Novus Ordo Church:

And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer.

(Pope Pius X, Apostolic Letter Notre Charge Apostolique, 1910)

The institution that is widely but falsely believed to be the Catholic Church — the Masonic Novus Ordo Sect that has been occupying the Vatican since 1958 — has become a laughing stock to the world. At this point we may as well expect encyclicals or sermons on jaywalking while Michelangelo’s Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel is replaced by a giant recycling symbol. Entirely gone is the idea that the purpose of Christ’s coming and the mission of the Catholic Church are the salvation of souls from sin and eternal condemnation — the only time these concepts are still used is to further some humanitarian cause, as Francis did in his homily for Caritas, and as we have pointed out in our scathing critique of Francis’ Gospel of Man.


Natural calamities, we would all do well to recall, are not the result of failing to recycle, enjoying too much air conditioning, or using the wrong light bulbs — they are the result of and the penalty for the heinous sins of mankind (cf. Gen 3:16-19; Num 16:30-35; 2 Para 7:13-14; Rom 6:23, 8:19-23). Remember the Rogation Days? Christ our Lord warned us that “there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places” and that these would mark “the beginnings of sorrows” (Mt 24:7-8). He added, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many” (v. 11). 

Funny how we never hear about that anymore.

People, make no mistake about it: Acknowledging this wicked apostate as the Vicar of Jesus Christ is not merely false, wrongheaded, absurd, and unjust, it is also extremely dangerous. Proclaim from the housetops that this man is not the Pope of the Catholic Church!

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Helping souls abandon sin is overrated...


“Archbishop” of Madrid offers Condolences to Sodomite Partner of deceased Socialist LGBT Activist

Pedro González Zerolo was a Socialist politician, city councilman, lawyer, and pervert (LGBT) activist in Madrid, Spain. In 2005, he “married” his grossly-misnamed sodomite partner, Jesús Santos. On June 9, 2015, Zerolo died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 55. (More here.)

What does the Novus Ordo “Catholic Archbishop” of Madrid, Carlos Osoro Sierra, do? Dumb question! Of course he calls Zerolo’s “husband” to offer his condolences for the passing of the Socialist advocate of unnatural vice. [Update: An earlier version of this post had stated that Osoro “loved and admired” Zerolo, but this is not known and was based on a misunderstanding. Please excuse.]

The Spanish paper El Correo has published a brief story with some details if you can stomach them (our translation):

Archbishop of Madrid gives his condolences to the husband of Pedro Zerolo

Carlos Osoro spoke by phone on Tuesday with the husband of the socialist politician, who died after losing his fight against cancer, to convey his condolences

[June 11, 2015 - El Correo] Carlos Osoro, the Archbishop of Madrid and Vice-President of Spain's Episcopal Conference, on Tuesday gave his condolences, through a phone call, to the husband of socialist politician Pedro Zerolo, who died after losing his battle with cancer. This was reported yesterday by Fr. Angel Garcia, the founder and president of Messengers of Peace. Zerolo was one of the principal pushers of the gay marriage law and a well-known LGBT activist.

Fr. Angel was in the chapel where Zerolo's body was lying in state, which was installed in the patio of crystals of the Casa de la Villa, when he received the Archbishop's call, who, upon finding out that he was there, wished to speak to Jesus Santos, husband of the deceased. 

The founder of Messengers of Peace [“Fr.” Angel] says that he greatly loved the socialist politician, with whom he would converse about “the divine and the human”; a man that he will remember as “a man of dialogue and of smiles.” “We are left with his smile, which is the most important thing in life”, he underscored. Therefore, to say goodbye to him, he will be given tribute at San Antón [St. Anthony] Church next week.

[Original in Spanish at]

Some people have a hard time understanding things like, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination” (Lev 18:22), or “Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God” (1 Cor 6:9-10). The Ten Commandments, of course, are commandments for a reason, otherwise God would have given us Ten Suggestions.

Further commentary on this abominable outrage seems unnecessary, but we offer some extremely important links below for further reading on this if you have not seen them yet (it will be good to keep a barf-bag handy). As for the layman currently playing “Catholic Archbishop of Madrid”, Carlos Osoro, he was first appointed “bishop” by “Saint” John Paul II in 1996, and was assigned to his current post by “Pope” Francis (see Catholic Hierarchy).

And Francis? Francis is set to meet publicly with a “married” LGBT activist in Paraguay in less than a month — and besides, he is quite busy with his all-important encyclical on the environment, to be released Thursday. Gotta save the trees, after all. Souls? Not so much… Remember, the Vatican II gospel is the gospel of man.

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     Published June 15, 2015

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