Eccentric recognize-and-resist theologian…
The Fanciful Theology of Fr. Gregory Hesse (1953-2006):
Some Worthwhile Observations
This article was updated on Feb. 23, 2024, replacing incorrect documentation with the proper (and even stronger) evidence. Please excuse the oversight.
The Austrian ‘Fr.’ Gregorius D. Hesse (1953-2006) was a one-of-a-kind recognize-and-resist traditionalist from Vienna. Somehow he always managed to sound convincing while he dished out unconventional theological ideas that were usually quite unique to him. He and his devoted cheerleaders considered his theology to be exemplary ‘traditional Catholicism’, of course, and his fan base ate it up (recent case in point: Kennedy Hall).… READ MORE
In Ruhstorf, diocese of Passau…
Chicken Dance for Communion!
Insane Carnival’s ‘Mass’ in German Novus Ordo Parish
Here’s something new for your ever-increasing “You can’t make this stuff up!” folder of Novus Ordo absurdities.
Not only was it one of those infamous ‘carnival masses’ that are routinely carried out in parts of Germany and Austria during this time of the year, it even included a ridiculous Chicken Dance performance the entire congregation was encouraged to participate in — during ‘Communion’ time, no less!
The following 30-second video clip has been on Facebook for a few days now, but we didn’t want to share it until we were able to confirm that this took place indeed at a Novus Ordo church in full communion with ‘Pope’ Francis and his Vatican II Sect (and not at an Anglican, ‘Old Catholic’, or Protestant service, for example).… READ MORE
How the Fun Church celebrates shrovetide…
Costumes, Booze, and Messy Pranks:
Ecumenical Fools’ Mass in Switzerland
It is the time for carnival again, at least in some parts of the world, and no one does carnival quite like the Vatican II Church.
In German-speaking countries, for example, people can find so-called ‘Carnival Masses’ (or ‘Fools’ Masses’) in churches affiliated with the pseudo-Catholic sect during the days preceding Ash Wednesday.
We have reported on such evils many times in the past, but this year there has been one deserving of an especially dishonorable mention: The abomination that just took place in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Willisau, Switzerland, on Sunday, Feb.… READ MORE
Defending Bergoglio has its risks…
‘Popesplaining’ Gone Wrong:
‘Pope’ Francis Rains on Michael Lofton’s Parade
Right: Mr. Michael Lofton, Th.D. candidate and owner of expensive books
As we duly reported on this blog on Jan. 25, 2024, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby — himself a mere layman on account of the general invalidity of Anglican orders — offered an invalid Mass (‘Eucharistic liturgy’) at the Catholic Basilica of St. Bartholomew in Rome, and he did so with the permission of ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio):
The nullity (invalidity) of Anglican orders was declared by Pope Leo XIII in his 1896 bull Apostolicae Curae.… READ MORE
Might as well, at this point…
German Diocese Officially Allows ‘Eucharistic Sharing’ with Protestants
The diocese of Osnabrück in Germany is currently vacant, even from a Novus Ordo perspective. Its most recent ‘bishop’ was Franz-Josef Bode, who resigned on March 25, 2023, over his handling of abuse cases in the diocese.
To get an idea of what kind of ‘shepherd’ had led the ‘Catholics’ of Osnabrück since 1995, it suffices to know that in 2014, Bode was responsible for an abominable quasi-nude spectacle taking place in the diocesan cathedral, and that he thinks highly of Dr. Stephan Goertz, a lay theologian who is on record suggesting that “a committed, loving homosexual union, which sees itself as a relationship of faith in the God of Israel and Jesus” might actually “possess a sacramental character.”… READ MORE
Historical tidbit found on VHS…
Video: Sedevacantism Debate
with SSPV Clergy and Indult Traditionalists
top left to right: Rev. Brian Harrison, Bp. Clarence Kelly
bottom left to right: Fr. William W. Jenkins, Count Neri Capponi
A reader of this web site recently found a real treasure buried on an old VHS tape: a debate on Sedevacantism between Society of St. Pius V (SSPV) clergy and ‘mainstream’ traditionalists.
The length of the recording is 2 hours 43 minutes. The exchange must have taken place around 1995. The participants were Bp. Clarence Kelly and Fr. William Jenkins for the SSPV, versus ‘Fr.’… READ MORE
And you thought you’d seen it all!
Italy: Little Girl distributes
Communion at Novus Ordo Mass!
The latest liturgical innovation comes to us from the diocese of Bergamo, Italy: At the parish church of St. Vitus in Ossanesga, a young girl helped to distribute the Novus Ordo version of Holy Communion this past Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. Take a look:
(image redacted to protect the innocent)
The image is a still shot taken from a 21-second video originally published by GloriaTV, and which comes to us via the reliable Italian Messa in Latino blog, where we read: “Two altar girls, even of apparently pre-First Communion age, are seen – during Holy Mass – distributing communion to the faithful next to Fr.… READ MORE
One false prophet recommends another…
Francis endorses Teilhard de Chardin’s ‘Mass on the World’
His true god was evolution: the French Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.
On his recent blather tour in Mongolia (Aug. 31 – Sep. 4, 2023), the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) offered some impromptu remarks after presiding over the Novus Ordo worship service (incorrectly termed ‘Holy Mass’) in the capital of Ulaanbaatar on Sep. 3. He took the opportunity to speak favorably of the notorious French Jesuit Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) and his infamous ‘Mass on the World’, written in 1923:
… READ MORE
The Mass is itself a way of giving thanks: “Eucharistía”.
It’s too bad he wasn’t kneeling to receive; he might have been denied!
Brazilian ‘Archbishop’ justifies giving ‘Communion’ to Muslim Sheik
In the Vatican II religion, Mr. Geremias Steinmetz (b. 1965) is the ‘Catholic Archbishop’ of Londrina, Brazil. Jorge Bergoglio, aka ‘Pope Francis’, personally appointed him to that position in 2017.
With the recent death of 89-year-old ‘Cardinal’ Geraldo Majella Agnelo (Aug. 26, 2023), formerly the ‘Archbishop’ of São Salvador da Bahia, Steinmetz found himself participating in a funeral ‘Mass’ presided over by ‘Cardinal’ Sérgio da Rocha on Monday, Aug. 28. (A few years back da Rocha presided over a special ‘Mass’ with a drag queen, but that’s another story.)… READ MORE
The Vatican II religion in concrete…
Just Brutal: Saint Anna Church near Bari, Italy
It’s time again to take a look at some of the stunning architectural contributions with which the Vatican II religion has graced the world.
Today we would like to introduce our readers to the blob of concrete known as the Parish Church of St. Anna (Chiesa parrocchiale di Sant’Anna) in Monopoli, Italy, near Bari. The architect who perpetrated this aesthetic catastrophe is Nazario Losavio.
Here are some additional photos, taken from the Messa in Latino blog (some have been cropped):
Clearly the work of a Catholic trying to emphasize the supernatural, this building immediately raises one’s thoughts heavenward, doesn’t it?… READ MORE
‘Holy Communion’ for over a million people…
Behind the Scenes at World Youth Day:
Reserving the ‘Blessed Sacrament’ for the Crowds
According to reports, there were an estimated 1.5 million people in attendance at the Closing ‘Mass’ for World Youth Day in Lisbon with ‘Pope’ Francis on Aug. 6, 2023.
If a real Catholic Mass, offered by a real Pope, with that many people were ever to happen, it would be clear that Holy Communion would not be distributed, for the simple reason that it could not be done with sufficient dignity and reverence: the danger of sacrilege would be too great.… READ MORE
The Kazakh auxiliary has spoken, the case is closed!
‘Bishop’ Athanasius Schneider issues Statement declaring Disobedience against Traditionis Custodes to be Legitimate
He rules no flock but presumes to issue directives to the Universal Church: Athanasius Schneider
For the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, ‘Bishop’ Athanasius Schneider (b. 1961), auxiliary of the diocese of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan, has released a statement for publication and dissemination in semi-traditionalists quarters that presumes to effectively overrule ‘Pope’ Francis’ anti-Latin-Mass decree Traditionis Custodes, declaring those who reject it to be free from the guilt of disobedience.
Rorate Caeli is one of the blogs carrying it:
To someone who does not merely pay lip service to the Catholic understanding of the Papacy but actually adheres to it, this whole scenario appears grotesque.… READ MORE
Come on, it’s tradition!
No Snickering! ‘Bishop’ of Auckland wears Candy Bar Wreath at the Altar
Please suppress any urge to snicker at this. What you see above is a snapshot of 60-year-old ‘Bishop’ Stephen Marmion Lowe of Auckland, New Zealand, in the most solemn act of worship of the Most Holy Trinity that the Vatican II religion has to offer — the ‘New Mass’ of Paul VI. They supposedly believe it to be “the fount and apex of the whole Christian life” (Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium, n. 11).
The fact that ‘Bp.’ Lowe is wearing a wreath of Snickers bars may seem odd, but in Polynesia, of which New Zealand is considered a part, this is a common tradition.… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch for your ears…
Bergoglio and the ‘Huonderful’ Sacraments of the SSPX
TRADCAST 035 now available
TRADCAST — The Traditional Catholic Podcast
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In case you missed our initial announcement on May 10: We have published another full-length episode of our popular TRADCAST podcast program. As always, it is loaded with real traditional Catholicism, insightful commentary, hard-hitting refutations of various errors, and razor-sharp analysis. Our content is typically challenging but is always delivered in an accessible way — not excluding an occasional relieving touch of humor, so necessary in our chaotic and bizarre times.… READ MORE
TRADCAST 035 (10 MAY 2023)
- Segment 1 — A detailed explanation of the controversy over ‘Bishop’ Vitus Huonder’s consecration of the holy oils at the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass for the SSPX in Germany: why it matters; “From the Jorge’s Mouth”: various recent crazy and scandalous things said by ‘Pope’ Francis.
- Segment 2 — Vatican News promotes water as creating “sublime communion with God”; Jewish rabbi gives blessing at Novus Ordo Mass; the controversy over Paul VI’s 1968 rite of episcopal consecration: valid or invalid?
- Total run time: 1 hr 14 min
You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button in the embedded player above.… READ MORE