Four video lectures on recent Church history…

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

Rev. Leonardo Holtz becomes Catholic priest

Brazilian Novus Ordo Priest ‘Excommunicated’ for becoming Sedevacantist, receiving Ordination


This time it was valid: Fr. Leonardo Holtz after his ordination by Bp. Rodrigo da Silva

News broke the other day that ‘Cardinal’ Orani João Tempesta (b. 1950), who is the Novus Ordo Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has declared one of his former presbyters excommunicated (from the ‘Conciliar’ Church).

The happy soul in question is Fr. Leonardo Holtz Peixoto, who, having become a sedevacantist and rejected the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), was properly ordained a Catholic priest by Bp. Rodrigo da Silva on Nov.… READ MORE

Now THERE is a prophet!

Theologian warns of ‘End of the Catholic Religion as We Have Known It’

Preparations for the 2023 “Synod on Synodality” are in full swing. Yes indeed, in October of next year a considerable number of Novus Ordo bishops will convene in the Vatican to have a 3-week meeting about meetings, so to speak.

The long “synodal process” began a year ago and is currently somewhere between the diocesan phase and the continental phase. Exciting stuff! The whole thing is basically a bureaucratic and blather-laden process to find a way to change Catholic teaching and practice with some semblance of legitimacy.… READ MORE

From the Vatican II religion to Catholicism…

From Novus Ordo Presbyter to Roman Catholic Priest:
An Interview with Father Michael DeSaye

Few things could be more difficult than for a Novus Ordo priest to realize that, despite his sincere love of God and genuine piety, the religion to which he has been unwittingly adhering all his life is not in fact the Roman Catholic religion of time immemorial but a counterfeit concocted in the 20th century.

Probably the only thing more distressing still is the realization that, through no fault of his own, his ordination to the priesthood was most probably invalid, meaning he has never in his life offered a valid Mass nor granted a single valid absolution.… READ MORE

“Hermeneutic of Continuity” Update…

The Vatican and the Ecumenical Movement:
From Stern Condemnation to Enthusiastic Approval


The Second Vatican Council in session (image: manhai/Flickr/CC BY 2.0; cropped)

The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) is the Modernist robber synod that was presided over by Angelo Roncalli (“Pope John XXIII”) and Giovanni Battista Montini (“Pope Paul VI”) to usher in the new religion that has since replaced Catholicism not only in the Vatican but also in all dioceses and religious orders under its jurisdiction.

To this very day there are still people who claim that the documents released by this fateful assembly, typically abbreviated as “Vatican II”, do not represent a genuine rupture in Catholic doctrine compared to the prior magisterium of 1,900 years.… READ MORE

Claims traditionalists are stuck on Trent…

Francis: Today’s Problem is the Non-Acceptance of Vatican II


Post-conciliar “renewal” in one person: Jorge Bergoglio on Oct. 4, 2013, in Assisi, Italy

Founded in 1850 under Pope Pius IX, the Italian Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica was once the pride and glory of the Roman Pontiff. After the apostate Second Vatican Council (1962-65), it quickly degenerated into the Modernist rag it is today. Its current editor is the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, S.J.

Today La Civiltà Cattolica published an English translation of the question-and-answer session the Jesuit pseudo-pope Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) had had with ten editors of various European Jesuit journals in the Vatican on May 19, 2022:

In this post we will touch on some of the “highlights” found in Francis’ words.… READ MORE

Critical review of “The Catholic Response to Corrupt Cardinals”

Not Just Wicked Shepherds but a Heretical Church:
A Sedevacantist Reply to Joshua Charles

On May 31, 2022, an article appeared on One Peter Five entitled “The Catholic Response to Corrupt Cardinals”. Its author is Joshua Charles, who, according to his biographical note, is a convert from Protestantism.

Given that it is published on a web site that is well-known for its firm adherence to and promotion of the recognize-and-resist position — Eric Sammons, Kennedy Hall, and Peter Kwasniewski are contributing editors at One Peter Five, and T. S.… READ MORE

Parody of Vatican II declaration ‘Nostra Aetate’…

If Vatican II had published a Document on the Devil, this is how it would read…

Probably the most shocking of all the 16 documents of the bogus Second Vatican Council (1962-65) is its “Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions”. Taken from the first words of the original Latin text, it bears the title Nostra Aetate, which basically means “in our age” or “in our time”.

Although the declaration is uncharacteristically short, it contains frightful errors and ambiguities evidently at odds with the pre-conciliar Catholic magisterium. Among them is the claim that “in Hinduism, men contemplate the divine mystery and express it through an inexhaustible abundance of myths and through searching philosophical inquiry.… READ MORE

Vatican II ecclesiology in action…

Francis to Russian Orthodox Patriarch:
“We are Shepherds of the Same Holy Flock of God”

Over the last 9+ years of his fake pontificate, the papal pretender Jorge Bergoglio has given interviews too numerous to count. We must be somwhere in the 60+ range at this point, and that is especially ironic since in 2013 he was known, based on his own testimony, as “a Pope who does not want to give interviews…” (source).

The latest conversation with Francis was published on May 3, 2022, by the Italian Corriere della Sera newspaper. Online, Vatican News also reported on it.… READ MORE

The first fruits of Vatican II…

Documentary:
Behold the “New American Catholic” of 1968


Fr. William Nerin (1926-2020) presides over a liturgical travesty

In the last post, we saw that Paul VI himself came up with the expression “Conciliar Church” in March of 1966 to describe the ecclesial monstrosity his Second Vatican Council had created.

In the present post, we will look at some of the first fruits, so to speak, of that New Church in the United States.

In June of 1968, the American TV channel NBC aired a 50-minute documentary entitled The New American Catholic, and it shows how unrecognizable this new “Catholic Church” was less than 10 years after Pope Pius XII had died.… READ MORE

O Eclipse da Igreja: O Motivo pelo Sedevacantismo

PORTUGUESE Translation of
Eclipse of the Church: The Case for Sedevacantism

Also available in: ENGLISHPOLISH

O Eclipse da Igreja: O Motivo pelo Sedevacantismo

por Mario Derksen

apresentado em 8 de Outubro de 2021
na Conferência de Fátima em Spokane, Washington

(em inglês: vídeo aqui | áudio aqui | comprar CD de áudio aqui)

O texto foi levemente alterado pelo autor e otimizado para publicação impressa. As notas finais seguem o texto principal. De acordo com a permissão do autor, todas as citações bíblicas são da tradução da Bíblia Sagrada de Pe Matos Soares, 6ª edição, 1956.READ MORE

Eclipse of the Church: The Case for Sedevacantism

ENGLISH ORIGINAL

Available Translations: POLISH | PORTUGUESE

Eclipse of the Church: The Case for Sedevacantism

by Mario Derksen

presented on October 8, 2021, at the Fatima Conference
at Mount Saint Michael’s in Spokane, Washington

(video here | audio here | purchase audio CD)

This script has been slightly revised by the author and optimized for print publication. All scriptural quotations are from the Douay-Rheims translation, unless otherwise noted.

When our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ founded the Roman Catholic Church, He did so not merely as an institution that would teach His doctrine throughout the world and confer His grace through the sacraments.… READ MORE

Novus Ordo Watch for your ears…

Catholicism and the Post-Catholic Church:

TRADCAST 031 now available

TRADCAST — The Traditional Catholic Podcast

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In case you missed our initial announcement on Nov. 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 with a relieving touch of humor, so necessary in our chaotic and bizarre times.

TRADCAST 031 features a diversity of topics: We begin the first segment by contrasting Francis’ insistence that no one be marginalized, excluded, or discriminated against for being different, with his new Vatican City ordinance that excludes from entry all those who do not present a so-called “Green Pass”.… READ MORE

TRADCAST 031 (10 NOV 2021)

Contents

  • Segment 1: No exclusion or discrimination? Vatican hypocrisy at Francis’ direction / From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’s War: Semi-Trads fight losing battle against Francis on Traditional Latin Mass / Are Canonizations Infallible?: Some thoughts on the Novus Ordo canonization controversy / Questions and answers on Vatican II: Word on Fire‘s “Bp.” Robert Barron vs. The Remnant‘s Chris Jackson
  • Segment 2: A fun game: “Pope” Francis vs. the Dalai Lama / Comments on Lecture “The Case for Sedevacantism” / Recent developments at One Peter Five and the tragic fall of Steve Skojec / Analysis and commentary on Pedro Gabriel’s article “The Modernist Root of Radical Traditionalism”
  • Total run time: 1 hr 24 min

You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button in the embedded player above.… READ MORE

Dynamite lecture on the Catholic crisis!

Eclipse of the Church: The Case for Sedevacantism

During this year’s Fatima Conference hosted by the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) in Spokane, Washington, Mr. Mario Derksen, pictured below, delivered a compelling 79-minute lecture making the case for Sedevacantism in a way you may not have heard before.

Instead of going through heaps of detailed theological arguments, the speaker presented the “big picture”:

The Catholic Church was founded by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the indefectible Ark of Salvation that is nothing less than His very own Mystical Body. Just as Christ the Lord cannot fail to be “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6), neither can His Mystical Body fail to be “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim 3:15).… READ MORE