+ Nicholas Gruner 1942-2015

“Fatima Priest” Nicholas Gruner Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack

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“Fr.” Nicholas Gruner (May 4, 1942 – Apr. 29, 2015)

As Mr. John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News reports, “Father” Nicholas Gruner of the Fatima Center in Fort Erie, Canada, has passed away. He died unexpectedly at his office in Ontario on April 29, 2015, a few days short of his 73rd birthday. The apparent cause of death was a heart attack. The following is the message posted by Vennari:

Father Nicholas Gruner, RIP

It is my sad duty to announce the sudden death of Father Nicholas Gruner

He died suddenly late today of a heart attack while working at his Fatima Center office.

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The ‘Voris Virus’ has mutated…

Heresy in The Vortex:
Will Michael Voris Retract?

Watch for heresy at the 1:43 mark

It looks like the “Voris Virus”, as we have called Michael Voris’ disingenuous refusal to cover the truth about “Pope” Francis whenever it contradicts his own agenda, has mutated.

The self-appointed defender of the smells-and-bells version of the Novus Ordo religion, who operates against the supposedly legitimate authority of his own “archdiocese” in Detroit, contrary to the prescriptions of Pope Leo XIII, has just published another Vortex episode, this time one in which he tries to explain the Catholic dogma of No Salvation Outside the Church.

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“Give not that which is holy to dogs” (Mt 7:6)…

Gone to the Dogs: “Catholic” Quasi-Funeral Service for Dead Chihuahua in Belgium

The Novus Ordo Sect has reached a new low in Belgium. Explicitly citing “Pope” Francis’ call to reach out to the peripheries, “Fr.” Francis Lallemand has conducted a “Liturgy of the Word” quasi-funeral /bereavement service for a dog in his parish church of St. Victor in Sambreville, Belgium. The abomination took place on Wednesday, April 22. Lallemand is part of the “Catholic” diocese of Namur, whose local “bishop” is Remy Victor Vancottem, appointed by Benedict XVI in 2010.

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Cardinal Manning laid it all out…

The Pope and the Antichrist:

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The Great Apostasy Foretold

As we all suffer through these most distressing times in which confusion and chaos reign among all who seek to be genuinely Catholic, members of the only true religion established by God, it is helpful and important to reflect on the fact that the situation we find ourselves in today — no (known) valid Pope since 1958, and no apparent Catholic bishop left with ordinary jurisdiction, while a counterfeit institution masquerades as the Catholic Church, spreading heresy, immorality, and impiety — was foretold in Holy Scripture.

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Novus Ordo Watch NEWS DIGEST
April 21, 2015

And now… the Rockin’ Puppet “Mass”!

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Bergoglio’s Theology in Song…

“Heal the World” with Cistercian “Fr.” Karl Wallner

The above is a video clip of a secular talk show broadcast on Austrian television on Good Friday, April 3, 2015. It features the Cistercian Novus Ordo presbyter “Fr.” Karl Wallner attempting to give a rendition of Michael Jackson’s naturalist 1990s feel-good song Heal the World. He is joined by Birgit Denk, lead singer of the Viennese pop and rock band DENK.

Heal the World (lyrics here), just like similar slushy hymns such as We are the World and Hand in Hand, makes for a perfect theme song for the Vatican II Church, but specifically for Francis’ theology: It contains nothing you couldn’t also find on a Hallmark greeting card, it makes only a fleeting and virtually meaningless reference to God, it has no answer for human misery and suffering, it glosses over the necessity of divine grace, it treats life in this world as the ultimate purpose of human existence, and it puts its hope in the natural “goodness” of man, that just needs to be rekindled, as the solution to the world’s problems. 

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Robert Spaemann blows a gasket...

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Novus Ordo Philosopher Slams Francis: “Chaotic Pontificate” characterized by “Theological Apathy”

After the election of Jorge Bergoglio as “Pope” Francis on March 13, 2013, while various pseudo-traditionalist “experts” were still trying to put an unrealistically positive and hopeful spin on things, it took us a mere 21 days to make the following prediction on Twitter:

Since we do not acknowledge Bergoglio’s claim to the papacy as valid, we began to refer to him merely as “Chaos Frank”.

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A Response to Critics…

“Heretical Popes” & Vatican I:
A Follow-Up

The First Vatican Council was called by the longest-reigning Pope in history: Pius IX (1846-1878)

Our post of April 7 discussing the question of “heretical” Popes in light of testimony given by Archbishop John Purcell (1800-1883) that the Fathers of the First Vatican Council said such a thing was impossible, has generated plenty of interest and discussion among sedevacantists and non-sedevacantists.

It was to be expected that this latest piece of evidence for Sedevacantism wasn’t going to sit well with our critics, and so it comes as no surprise that some have tried to accuse us of “taking things out of context” and of “cherry-picking quotes”.

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Bumping into the Peripheries…

French Novus Ordo Bishop celebrates Bumper Car “Mass”!

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The apostate dingbats of the Novus Ordo Sect just never run out of ideas. For Easter Sunday, Mr. Jean-Christophe André Robert Lagleize, in his comedy role as the “Catholic Bishop” of Metz, France, celebrated the Modernist Worship Service (“Eucharistic Celebration”) at a public fair, specifically inside the tent of a bumper car ride.

The French paper Le Républicain Lorrain published a story on it on April 6, from which these images are taken. You can read the full article in French here:

The report points out that two children brought up the “offertory gifts” (bread and wine) — in a bumper car, of course.

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Novus Ordo Watch NEWS DIGEST
April 10, 2015

Reason No. 3814 why people are abandoning the Novus Ordo Sect…

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Historical Fact vs. Neo-Trad Wonderland…

The Question of a Heretical Pope considered by the First Vatican Council

[See also our Follow-Up Post here]

While certain self-styled “traditionalists” and “real Catholics” are currently pushing the attractive and convenient but utterly false and disastrous idea that the Catholic Church had Popes in her history who were heretics but were still valid Popes, we at Novus Ordo Watch like to go by actual Church teaching and verifiable facts.

Besides such blowhards as Michael Voris (at 5:54 here) and Eric Gajewski (here), one of the biggest loudmouths out there who is pushing this bewildering error of “heretical but valid Popes” is the anonymous English blogger Mundabor, whom we recently gave a good spanking for his train wreck of a theological analysis on the Novus Ordo Missae.

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Novus Ordo Watch for your Ears…

TRADCAST:
Episode 004 Now Available

The Traditional Catholic Podcast

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Released on April 1, TRADCAST 004 gives a brief overview of the Catholic dogma No Salvation Outside the Church (Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus). Unlike what is usually done when discussing this topic, the intent in this TRADCAST is not to provide prooftexts for various theses, but rather to demonstrate in summary fashion how Catholic dogmatic theology hangs together with Catholic moral theology, producing the necessary conclusion that being inside the Catholic Church is not identical to being a member of the Church.

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New Radio Show — Listen Free

ESCAPE FROM THE NOVUS ORDO:
III: Intentional Irreverence – The New Mass (1)

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

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Restoration Radio’s new 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.

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004 TRADCAST (1 APR 2015)

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  • The Catholic dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (“No Salvation Outside the Church”): Who is inside the Church? Can one be inside the Church without being a member? We provide an easy-to-follow explanation based on Catholic premises and rigorous reasoning.
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