020 TRADCAST (31 DEC 2017)
- Segment 1: The scandalous Vatican Nativity scene; news highlights of 2017 in review; Sedevacantism and evidence; how to respond to the argument that God gave us Francis as Pope because we deserve someone like him; “Saint” Paul VI and the infallibility of canonizations, with a response to Christopher Ferrara
- Segment 2: “Pope” Francis on why we have to go to Mass; critical comments on Louie Verrecchio’s interview on Catholic Kulchur‘s “Saturday Night Trad” podcast on trusting the Church and the Popes; critical comments on John Joy’s essay “Authentic Magisterium and Religious Submission” at One Peter Five on the binding nature of the non-infallible papal Magisterium
- Total run time: 1 hr 1 min
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Wrapping up 2017…
At Year’s End: Thank You!
A very busy and eventful year has come to a close, and there is much to be thankful for.
In 2017, we published 225 blog posts, 41 mini podcasts, and 4 full-length podcasts (including the one being released tomorrow). Countless hours were spent reading, researching, writing, recording — simply creating content.
You helped make it possible.
In February, we had issued a fundraising challenge to raise $50,000 for the year so that we would be able to operate with one full-time employee. Sustained by people’s prayers and trusting in Divine Providence (cf. Lk 12:22-31), we are happy to report that not only did we meet our goal, we even exceeded it!… READ MORE
New Vatican News Internet Platform designed and run by Contractor known for its LGBT Activism
On Dec. 17, 2017, the Vatican officially launched its new internet communications platform, VaticanNews.va, which consolidates and replaces its previous diverse media channels. The launching of the new web site is reportedly the last part of the Unholy See’s ongoing effort to streamline and modernize its communications and media apparatus.
So far, so good. But now it has come to light that the company the Vatican hired to do all this work — both the original design and setup and the ongoing development — is one of the most openly supportive of sexual perversion out there.… READ MORE
“This day is born to you a Savior” (Lk 2:11)…
“God Himself will come and will save you” (Isaias 35:4)
Dear readers, the beautiful feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ is once again upon us, and it is entirely due to the grace and goodness of Almighty God that we are permitted to celebrate it.
Approximately 700 years before the Birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Isaias foretold that God Himself would come and save His people:
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Say to the fainthearted: Take courage, and fear not: behold your God will bring the revenge of recompense: God himself will come and will save you.
Year after year…
A Francis Christmas:
Roman Curia gets its annual Spanking
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It’s that time of the year again!
On Dec. 21, the members of the Roman Curia were gathered in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace to receive what used to be called the Pope’s annual Christmas greetings. While Jorge Bergoglio has occupied the Vatican structures under the stage name “Pope Francis”, however, it is more appropriate to speak of a yearly Christmas spanking, at least since 2014. While most people around this time of year typically wish their fellow men blessings of grace, joy, and peace, Francis knows how to throw a monkey-wrench into the most quiet and contemplative season of the year.… READ MORE
“He came unto his own, and his own received him not” (Jn 1:11)…
Jewish Hanukkah celebrated at the Vatican
Nothing says ‘witnessing to Christ and the Gospel’ quite like celebrating the religion that officially denies Him, right on Vatican property!
On Dec. 12, 2017, a menorah was lit behind Vatican walls in a Jewish ceremony led by Oren David, who is Israel’s Ambassador to the Holy See. A number of official Vatican representatives participated in a rite of prayers, hymns, and candle-lighting. As Vatican Insider reports:
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Last week’s [interreligious] Vatican meetings concluded with a happy, inclusive moment of a celebration of Hannukah [sic].
Glad tidings of great joy look different…
The Frankie Horror Picture Show:
A Look at the Vatican’s harrowing Nativity Scene
[UPDATE 26-DEC-17: Baby Jesus in St. Peter’s Square Nativity scene is nude, not wrapped in swaddling clothes]
Repulsive, bizarre, frightening. These are adjectives one should not associate with the most beautiful event in history (together with Christ’s Passion and Resurrection), but the Vatican under “Pope” Francis entices people to do exactly that.
On December 7, Vatican City solemnly inaugurated its Christmas tree and Nativity scene at St. Peter’s Square. The video of the entire ceremony can be watched here:
The Nativity display does not, as one would expect, immediately draw one to contemplating the beautiful mystery of the Incarnation of God the Son.… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch NEWS DIGEST
December 17, 2017
For those who aren’t sick enough yet of rocking “nuns”…
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A case of false advertising…
Catholic Family News and the 100% Challenge
After the passing of John Vennari earlier this year, the new editor of the semi-traditionalist, recognize-and-resist flagship publication Catholic Family News (CFN) is Matt Gaspers. With Gaspers taking over the reins, CFN completely redesigned its web site, and the new version was launched just a few weeks ago.
Perusing the revamped CFN web site, we noticed that its “Online Store” page says the following: “Don’t miss a single issue of Catholic Family News, the monthly journal 100% faithful to the Catholic Faith of all time, and to Pope St.… READ MORE
“In whose hands are iniquities: their right hand is filled with gifts” (Ps 25:10)
Life of Buddha: Francis gifts Manuscript celebrating Paganism to President of Myanmar
(image credit: Servizio Fotografico Vaticano / used with permission)
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Beware of 21st-century Jesuits bearing gifts!
When Francis visited the Asian nation of Myanmar in late November, he gave, as is customary, a diplomatic gift to the country’s president, who is the official host; and, being the guest, he received one in return. President Htin Kyaw, who is a Buddhist, gave Francis a set of porcelain wares and also a painting of the Lord Jesus Christ.… READ MORE
Insights from a former Novus Ordo priest
An Inside Look at the New Church of Vatican II
by Fr. Michael Oswalt
As a former Novus Ordo priest, now a Catholic priest, Fr. Michael Oswalt is in a unique position that allows him to tell truly the inside story of the conciliar sect. This he did on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen’s annual Fatima Conference in Spokane, Washington.
With the kind permission of Fr. Oswalt, we are making this audio available to you. The talk is entitled, “An Inside Look at the New Church of Vatican II”.… READ MORE
Bergoglio has a “correction” to make…
“Pope” Francis wants to change the Our Father
[Update: You can also listen also to our mini podcast discussing this topic]
Ladies and gentlemen, we can all breathe easier now: After 2,000 years of Catholics praying the Lord’s Prayer incorrectly, Mr. Jorge Bergoglio (aka “Pope Francis”) has now come to deliver Christendom from a frightening “mistranslation” of the words revealed directly by the Lord Jesus Christ: The line in the Our Father that says “And lead us not into temptation” is a thorn in the side of the Jesuit apostate, since it insinuates, so he claims, that God would ever tempt His own children to sin, which is not something a father would do.… READ MORE
Clarification appears in ‘Acta Apostolicae Sedis’…
Novus Ordos in Shock as Francis declares Permissibility of Communion for Public Adulterers “Authentic Magisterium”
Analysis & Commentary
After more than 19 months of reports, analyses, arguments, interviews, rumors, conjectures, accusations, excuses, warnings, “corrections”, promises, allusions, and plenty of spin, the “doubts” about the correct interpretation of Francis’ “Apostolic” Exhortation Amoris Laetitia have now been officially put to rest: In a tacit move behind the scenes, Francis ordered that his Sep. 2016 endorsement of the interpretation offered by the Argentine “bishops” of the Buenos Aires region for their flock become a part of his (putative) “authentic Magisterium” and be included in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis, which is the official Vatican organ publishing papal texts and decisions. … READ MORE
Merciful and humble? Far from it!
The Dictator Pope:
Explosive New Book takes Inside Look at Francis
An explosive new book concerning the person of Jorge Mario Bergoglio has appeared in English: The Dictator Pope, which promises “[t]he inside story of the most tyrannical and unprincipled papacy of modern times.”
The official book description summarizes the contents thus [updated 19-MAR-2018 for second edition]:
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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope in 2013 as a liberal and a reformer. In fact, he was neither—except by coincidence. Though he was not well-known within the College of Cardinals that elected him, close observers in his native land already recognized him to be a manipulative politician, skilled at self-promotion, and a disciple of the populist dictator Juan Perón.
Sodom & Gomorrah in Vienna Cathedral
“Cardinal” Schönborn celebrates Homosexual Prayer Service with blasphemous Transvestite
Words fail at the latest abomination perpetrated inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria.
On Dec. 1, 2017, “Cardinal” Christoph Schönborn presided over an interconfessional prayer service entitled Mozart Requiem in his cathedral church for “World AIDS Day”. The event was co-hosted by a certain Gery Keszler, organizer of the annual Life Ball fundraising gala in the Austrian capital to support people infected with HIV (AIDS). In reality, of course, it is a massive LGBT/”gay pride” promo celebrating Sodom and Gomorrah.
The semi-trad news site Gloria TV posted the following report on the infernal spectacle in St.… READ MORE