The History of Christendom:
From the French Revolution to ‘Pope’ Francis (1789-Present)
The Most Rev. Donald J. Sanborn explains the history of the Catholic Church
Long-time readers of this blog may remember that years ago we presented, courtesy of True Restoration, a video lecture series on the history of Christendom with Bishop Donald Sanborn. Beginning with the Edict of Milan in the early 4th century, which legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire, Bp. Sanborn traced the history of the Catholic Church all the way up to, but not including, the French Revolution.… READ MORE
Francis rumored to be preparing new Decree against Traditional Latin Mass
It behooves bloggers to be careful with rumors. It is too easy for a story to make the rounds that ends up being false — “fake news”, as it is called in our day.
At the same time, not all rumors are equal. Some are more credible than others, and in the case of the one before us right now, we think it worth reporting on, considering the source: the German ‘indult’ blog Motu-proprio: Summorum-Pontificum, which is run by Michael Charlier. It is a kind of German equivalent to the English-speaking Rorate Caeli blog, although the two are not connected.… READ MORE
Of course the false pope wasted no time making clear that he is not talking about that detested proselytism, which would mean trying to convert others to Catholicism by means of arguments, that is, by trying to convince others of the truth of the Catholic Faith.… READ MORE
Do Pagans worship the True God without knowing it?
A Look at St. Paul’s Discourse to the Athenians
In Chapter 17 of the Acts of the Apostles, we find St. Paul discoursing with the pagan inhabitants of Athens, Greece. The city is immersed in idolatry, and the holy Apostle notices an altar dedicated “to the unknown god”. He uses this as a cue to preach to the Athenians the true God, whom indeed they do not yet know but are apparently disposed, however confusedly, to worship.
Who was Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI?
While countless commentators are currently singing the praises of the late, oh-so conservative ‘Pope Emeritus’ Benedict XVI up and down the internet, Kevin Davis of the Catholic Family Podcast invited yours truly to discuss the real Joseph Ratzinger, that is, the theologian Ratzinger from the perspective of pre-Vatican II Catholicism.
There is so much to say about the deceased Benedict XVI, but of course only comparatively little can be included in a one-hour podcast interview.
Here are some source links to document the items discussed in the broadcast:
Kneeling not allowed?
Man refused ‘Communion’ at Ratzinger Funeral (Video)
Today the funeral for ‘Pope Emeritus’ Benedict XVI took place in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, with Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) presiding. When it came time for the distribution of the invalid communion hosts, a curious incident occurred — and was caught on video.
A man wearing a hoodie walks up to the rail to receive the ‘Eucharist’, kneels down, and removes the hood from his head, as is proper. He opens his mouth to receive, but the Novus Ordo priest signals his unwillingness to give him the host in that way.… READ MORE
At approximately 8:50 am local Rome time today, pallbearers processed into St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, carrying a coffin containing the body of Joseph Ratzinger, the man known from 2005 to 2013 as ‘Pope Benedict XVI’.
The five sorrowful decades of the Rosary were then prayed publicly in the square for the deceased, and subsequently the solemn funeral liturgy began, presided over in part by Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) and ‘Cardinal’ Giovanni Battista Re, the Dean of the College of Novus Ordo Cardinals.… READ MORE
Diocese of Essen, Germany, features new Diocesan Logo
In 2022, the Novus Ordo diocese of Essen, Germany, decided to give itself a visual makeover by rebranding with a new logo to reflect its contemporary attitude of renewal, dialogue, and togetherness.
The result of this diocesan facelift can be seen in the edifying result above.
No, the diocese is not embarrassed about its new logo. On the contrary, it is celebrating it as “modern, lively, different”. An article on its official web site introducing the artistic mishap — called the “Dialogue Cross” — explains:
With the Dialogue Cross as the new logo and central element, the diocese picks up a symbol that has accompanied and shaped the renewal processes in the Catholic Church between the Rhine, Ruhr and Lenne rivers for eleven years.
BENEDICT XVI IS DEAD:
‘Pope Emeritus’ dies in Vatican City
Fr. Joseph Ratzinger (April 16, 1927 – Dec. 31, 2022)
The spokesman for the Vatican press office, Matteo Bruni, has released the following announcement: “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 [am local time] in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.”
Famous Roman Basilica converted into Mess Hall for Christmas Luncheon
(image: Sipa USA / Alamy Stock Photo)
On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2022, the Sant’Egidio Community of Rome celebrated its 40th annual Christmas luncheon inside the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Vatican News reports excitedly:
Approximately 300 of Rome’s poor, homeless, and elderly people, as well as several Ukrainian refugees, attended the traditional Christmas luncheon organized by the Community of St. Egidio in Rome’s St. Mary in Trastevere Church.
After a countdown and Christmas greetings, guests were treated to generous portions of lasagna, meatloaf, lentils, and typical Christmas desserts.
Francis claims Virgin Mary had Labor Pains, undermines Catholic Dogma
Year after year, the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) gives his annual Christmas address to the Roman Curia, just a few days before the great feast of the Nativity of our Lord. On the same day, he also delivers Christmas greetings to the employees of Vatican City. It is in that address that he dropped a quasi-heretical and blasphemous bombshell today.
The main focus of his brief remarks to Vatican workers was that he wished them serenity for Christmas, a serenity as that experienced by the Holy Family.… READ MORE
It is hard to believe, but yet another year has passed, a year in which Jorge Bergoglio has shifted the apostasy of the Vatican II religion further into overdrive.
In 2022, we published (so far) 140 blog posts, 20 express podcasts, and 3 full-length podcasts. Countless hours were spent reading, researching, writing, recording, arguing — simply creating content. On top of that, we also corresponded with countless individuals who had contacted Novus Ordo Watch for help or further information, although, unfortunately, not always in a timely fashion.
The news that broke this past Saturday, Dec. 17, regarding the Rev. Frank Pavone having been removed from the [Novus Ordo] priesthood by ‘Pope’ Francis, has developed into a drama that will probably be with us for a while.
Our initial blog post, since revised with countless updates, can be accessed here:
Although one’s gut reaction upon first hearing this news may be to assume that the usual suspects in the Vatican are simply trying to delegitimize an outspoken opponent of abortion, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to this story than meets the eye at first.… READ MORE
Funny how every time the semi-trads try to make a 'Passion of the Church' analogy fit, they always forget that in such an analogy, the Pope would be Christ, not St. Peter! When the Church is persecuted, the Pope is the VICTIM, not the perpetrator! #fsspx
Kennedy Hall custom-manufactures a flawed 'Passion of the Church' analogy to fit the semi-trad #SSPX position - A false analogy to circumvent #Catholic teaching on the Papacy. Convenient! And by the way: Francis isn't St. Peter - he's Judas. #catholic
'Techno Mass' for Easter: Diocese of Feldkirch, Austria, has a special Easter Vigil service for people aged 18-30: https://cathcon.blogspot.com/2023/03/your-personal-invitation-to-techno.html "Life is defined by the rhythm of the pulse, like in techno music", and Easter celebrates life, so there! 🤦🏼♂️ #catholic #CatholicTwitter
@irishmirage <<< from those who have successfully evangelized Muslims in the past. You will also need to have a pretty good grasp of what he believes, what kind of Muslim he is, etc. Then you need to be well instructed in how to answer objections from Muslims.
The Vatican II Effect: "Almost 42% of the ['Catholic'] respondents said God’s covenant with the Jews remains intact, echoing what #Catholic teaching has consistently affirmed following the Second Vatican Council..." - #CatholicTwitter
Italian TV reports 'Card.' Leonardi Sandri “knew already on Monday” that he would have to lead Palm Sunday liturgy for #PopeFrancis... health situation "increasingly indecipherable" on account of conflicting info - #CatholicTwitter #vatican