Approved by ‘Pope’ Francis…

Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

Declaration Dignitas Infinita
on Human Dignity

April 2, 2024

The Vatican’s text factory has just released another ‘magisterial’ document: Jorge Bergoglio (a.k.a. ‘Pope Francis’) has approved the publication of another declaration issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF). It bears the name Dignitas Infinita (“Infinite Dignity”) and concerns itself with the topic of human dignity, specifically in view of various moral issues of our time. The last declaration issued by the DDF was Fiducia Supplicans, which permitted the administering of blessings on same-sex ‘couples’.… READ MORE

De facto endorsement of sodomite unions…

Francis Says Homo Couples Are
‘Two People Who Love Each Other’

Bergoglio’s mug graces the cover of Credere magazine (Feb. 8, 2024 edition)

The Vatican’s chief anti-Catholic agitator has given another interview to the press.

We are speaking of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, of course, the Jesuit from Buenos Aires who has been squatting in the Vatican guest house under his stage name ‘Pope Francis’ since 2013.

At one point in the increasingly-distant past, a ‘papal’ interview was considered a spectacular and almost unique event. Now they’re a dime a dozen, as Bergoglio cranks them out faster than people can digest them.… READ MORE

‘Mystical Passion: Spirituality and Sensuality’…

Another Scandalous Fernández Book Unearthed:
DDF Prefect Published Blasphemous Porn in 1998

There are news stories so sordid that no decent person wants to cover them. Then there are news stories so significant that there’s no way one can ignore them.

This current one is a mix of both, so please be forewarned:

The remainder of the post, including any links, may include explicit words or ideas that pertain to human sexuality and/or involve blasphemy.

In 1998, then-‘Fr.’ Victor Manuel Fernandez, today the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, published a book on spirituality and erotic love that is so sexually explicit/pornographic that it makes his 1995 book Heal Me With Your Mouth look like a chastity manual by comparison.… READ MORE

Homo couple blessing reaction round-up…

UTTER CHAOS:
Surveying the Landscape after ‘Fiducia Supplicans’

When in 2016 ‘Pope’ Francis released the so-called Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, great confusion and drawn-out debates over its interpretation followed. Did the document really permit people who live in open adultery to receive Holy Communion without repentance? Yes, it did, but not everyone was willing to accept that that was indeed what the ‘Pope’ was saying. We chronicled the civil war in Novus Ordo Land over this document here:

A similar thing happened in 2018, when Francis decided that the death penalty, clearly approved by God in both the Old and New Testaments as well as Sacred Tradition and the perennial magisterial teaching of the Church, was now “inadmissible” and “contrary to the Gospel”, and revised the so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church accordingly:

What just happened this past Monday with regard to the blessing of couples ‘in irregular situations’, especially sodomites, however, will make the Amoris Laetitia and capital punishment battles look like child’s play by comparison.… READ MORE

TRADCAST EXPRESS 183

Vatican Allows Blessings of ‘Irregular’ Couples:
An Initial Commentary and Analysis

The Dicastery for the Destruction of the Faith’s declaration Fiducia Supplicans, officially approved by ‘Pope’ Francis and published on Dec. 18, 2023, has hit the Novus Ordo Church like a nuclear bomb:

At the moment, ‘Catholic’ experts (and wannabe experts) are busy discussing what the document means, but not only that. As usual, there is disagreement even on what the document says. No one causes chaos like Chaos Frank — and just before Christmas, to boot!

Although we are still working on a substantial analysis of Fiducia Supplicans for our readers, for the moment we can at least present a brief and somewhat cursory commentary as we try to juggle all of the following at the same time: (a) stay on top of the latest developments; (b) collect and parse the major reactions that have been flooding in; (c) analyze the content of the document; (d) compile an intelligent, documented commentary on it.… READ MORE

They must think we’re all morons…

Good One! Vatican Doctrinal Office Reiterates Ban on Catholics Becoming Freemasons

This past Monday, Nov. 13, the Vatican’s doctrinal office, headed by ‘Pope’ Francis’ theological undertaker ‘Cardinal’ Victor Manuel Fernandez, published a document reiterating that Catholics are forbidden from joining the Freemasons.

More technically, it was an instruction of the so-called Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) “regarding the best pastoral approach to membership in Freemasonry by the Catholic faithful” in response to a request by ‘Bishop’ Julito Buhisan Cortes (b. 1956) of the diocese of Dumaguete, Philippines.

As the note is rather brief, we will quote it here in full:

Recently, His Excellency, the Most Rev.

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Dicastery for Doctrine answers more dubia…

Vatican Opens Way for Transgender Godparents, Baptisms, and Marriage Witnesses

Godfather or godmother? Vatican allows transgender godparents at baptisms…

Once again, breaking news out of Rome.

Once again, the so-called Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith has given answers to so-called dubia, which are questions (“doubts”) submitted to it concerning a point of doctrine or practice to be resolved.

Once again, the prefect, ‘Cardinal’ Victor Manuel Fernandez of ‘mouth-healing’ infamy, wrote the response and had it personally approved by ‘Pope’ Francis, whose signature appears at the end.

And once again, the text of the response is ambiguous and nuanced enough to where both proponents and opponents of transgender inclusion can quote the document in their favor.… READ MORE

The ‘New Theology’ on steroids!

‘Paradigm Shift’: Francis Issues Disastrous Motu Proprio Aimed at Theological Revolution

An extremely significant development took place in the Vatican on Nov. 1, 2023: The apostate Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio, more commonly known under his stage name ‘Pope Francis’, published a so-called Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio — Latin for ‘on his own initiative’ — approving new statutes for the Pontifical Academy of Theology, originally founded by Pope Clement XI in 1718.

In this fairly brief document, so far available on the Vatican web site only in Italian, the false pope calls for nothing less than a revolution in theology, a ‘paradigm shift’ that will have incalculable, frightful consequences in the long term.… READ MORE

The Bergoglian shell game continues…

Did Francis approve Blessings for Homo Couples? Examining his Response to the Pre-Synod Dubia

October 2 of this year was D-Day — ‘Dubia Day’: The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Destruction of the Faith, now headed by ‘Cardinal’ Victor Manuel Fernandez, released official and authoritative responses (personally signed by Jorge Bergoglio, aka ‘Pope Francis’) to two sets of Dubia that had been submitted in July: one set of ten questions by ‘Cardinal’ Dominik Duka, and one set of five questions by ‘Cardinals’ Raymond Burke, Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, Walter Brandmüller, Robert Sarah, and Joseph Zen.

As was to be expected, the Vatican responses were loaded with fireworks.… READ MORE

Francis & Fernandez respond to Dubia of ‘Cardinal’ Duka…

Vatican Doctrine Office explains Amoris Laetitia:
Adultery can be a Venial Sin only!

All hell broke loose yesterday, Oct. 2, with the publication of more Dubia by five Novus Ordo cardinals after ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) had responded to their first attempt to get straight answers from the ‘Pope’ but would not answer the follow-up questions.

In the tumult of the day — following a busy weekend that saw an ecumenical prayer vigil few people bothered to attend in St. Peter’s Square, in preparation for the Synod on Synodality — there was another big story that went under: the DDF’s response to the Dubia of ‘Cardinal’ Dominik Jaroslav Duka (b.READ MORE

“But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no…” (Mt 5:37)

New Dubia Drama:
Five Conservative ‘Cardinals’ challenge Francis

[UPDATE: We have corrected an error regarding the original formulation of the Dubia. Post revised accordingly.]

Asking ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) to clarify his doctrine is risky business — especially if he responds.

This has happened now to ‘Cardinals’ Walter Brandmuller, Raymond Burke, Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, and Robert Sarah, who challenged the man they erroneously believe to be the Pope of the Catholic Church regarding matters of doctrine on faith and morals.

Back on July 10 of this year, the five Novus Ordo cardinals had submitted five specific questions to Francis in the traditional ‘dubia’ (Latin for doubts) format.… READ MORE

An insightful reality check…

Fernandez on Papal Charism and the ‘Doctrine of the Holy Father’: Brazen Baloney or Traditional Teaching?

This blog is certainly the last place on earth that would want to defend ‘Archbishop’ (and almost ‘Cardinal’) Victor Manuel Fernandez, the Vatican’s new doctrine chief who is notorious for having written the book Heal Me with your Mouth: the Art of Kissing (1995). However, truth is truth, even if the ‘wrong’ person speaks it.

When the National Catholic Register released an interview with Fernandez on Sep. 11, 2023, one point immediately caught the ire and contempt of the recognize-and-resist traditionalists (we like to refer to them as “semi-trads”) on the internet.… READ MORE

Novus Ordo Watch for your ears…

Ecclesiastical Déjà Vu:
The Apostasy Advances, Semi-Trads out of Ideas

TRADCAST 036 now available

TRADCAST — The Traditional Catholic Podcast

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In case you missed our initial announcement on July 28: 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 — and with an occasional relieving touch of humor, so necessary in our chaotic and bizarre times.… READ MORE

TRADCAST 036 (28 JUL 2023)

Contents

  • Segment 1 — Ecclesiastical déjà vu: the eerie similarities between the 1960s and today; critique of a recent Remnant article by Robert Morrison; ecumenical requiem for a glacier; some comments on the Victor Manuel Fernandez appointment; how Vatican City defends its own borders; Vatican condemns desecration of religious symbols as offense against human dignity; president of ‘Pontifical International Marian Academy’ says Marian apparitions that warn of divine punishment are false.
  • Segment 2 — Francis’ message to World Youth Day pilgrims; Francis to travel to Mongolia; comments on the upcoming Synod on Synodality; response to Remnant editor Michael Matt and his ‘Bellarmine Moment’; critique of Peter Kwasniewski’s attempt to bring a Coptic Orthodox man back to the Vatican II Church.
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Tone-deaf new DDF prefect responds to critics…

Fernandez says his Book ‘Heal Me with Your Mouth’ was meant as a Catechesis for Teenagers!

Victor Manuel ‘Tucho’ Fernandez

The appointment of the new Prefect of the Dicastery for the Destruction of the Faith, Archlayman Victor Manuel Fernandez, has caused an uproar online among many of members of the Vatican II Church that are of a more conservative or traditionalist bent, and for good reason. Even the Modernist ‘Cardinal’ Gerhard Ludwig Müller, himself prefect of the Novus Ordo doctrine factory from 2012-17, is not thrilled with the choice.

There are various reasons to be upset, though not surprised, that Bergoglio should have selected the ghostwriter of Amoris Laetitia and other texts for the job of ‘top guardian of orthodoxy’, and they’re not all doctrinal.… READ MORE