Diocese of Augsburg, Germany…

Novus Ordo ‘Bicycle Mass’ Entertains Young and Old

Ridin’ high at the Novus Ordo ‘Bike Mass’ on July 13, 2024

Aichach is a small town in Germany about 30 miles northwest of Munich. Its main Novus Ordo church is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Mariä Himmelfahrt) and is also known as the Stadtpfarrkirche (city parish church). It is a gorgeous building in the style of a late-Gothic basilica.

Chances are you would have never heard of the town or the church in your life — were it not for the creativity of the ‘Catholic priest’ there and our efforts at continually ‘watching’ the Novus Ordo circus.… READ MORE

Even the all-holy Mother of God is still only a creature…

Francis Calls Virgin Mary the ‘Maternal Face of God’

The Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio — aka ‘Pope’ Francis — loves to introduce heresy, error, blasphemy, idolatry, tension, and confusion, no matter from what direction, or even from opposite directions at more or less the same time. As long as something is wrong or confusing, he has no problem with it!

We see this again today, when the Vatican released a ‘papal’ message dated June 29, 2024, for the 1,500th anniversary of the image of Saint Mary in Portico to the rector general of the Order of Clerics Regular of the Mother of God, the false pontiff remarked:

I urge you to look to Mary as a sign of consolation and sure hope, the maternal face of God and a dwelling place of refuge: indeed, she continually gives Her Son as the sole source of concord, hope of salvation, way for peace, absolute imperative of the human quest.


Some things just don’t add up…

Friend or Foe?
Some Unresolved Questions Regarding ‘Abp.’ Viganò

A lot of attention has recently fallen on the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, ‘Archbishop’ Carlo Maria Viganò (b. 1941), who was excommunicated from the Vatican II Church for schism earlier this month after repeatedly attacking the errors of Vatican II and the post-conciliar magisterium and challenging the legitimacy of Jorge Bergoglio’s claim to the Papacy:

Based on his writings in the last few years, it seems clear that Vigano has publicly embraced a position of, or one very close to, classical Sedevacantism, which rejects the Vatican II religion and holds that the ‘Popes’ who promulgated it have been impostors.… READ MORE

“Judge not according to the appearance…” (Jn 7:24)

The Mystical Passion of the Church:
Dreadful Reality vs. Delusive Counterfeit

Before our Blessed Lord ascended into Heaven to sit at the Right Hand of the Father until His return in glory, He warned His disciples:

Take heed that no man seduce you: For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many….

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce many. And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.


False pope distorts sacrament of Extreme Unction…

Bergoglio the Naturalist: If You Think Anointing of the Sick is Only for the Dying, You’ve Given Up Hope!

For years we’ve been pointing out that ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) is a Naturalist. The supernatural is typically not his primary concern, and often it is of no concern at all to him. Although he does verbally admit the supernatural on occasion, he is often quick to downplay it, or he misappropriates it to serve his ideological agenda.

We see this, for example, when the apostate Jesuit from Buenos Aires speaks about the Last Judgment.… READ MORE

‘Church Meets Soccer’ in diocese of Münster…

Public Screening of Live Soccer Match in German Church

The European Soccer Championship, which is held once every four years, is a big deal for Germans. It is an even bigger deal in 2024, for this time around — from June 14 through July 14 — the Land of Luther is itself the host nation for the popular European tournament.

Since watching sports in the company of others is a lot more fun than doing so all by oneself, one ‘Catholic’ church in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia had a brilliant idea, perhaps in the spirit of promoting a ‘culture of encounter’: getting people together to watch the quarter final on July 5, in which Germany takes on Spain.… READ MORE

Refuses to submit to false council and false shepherds…

Excluded and Marginalized: Vatican Declares ‘Abp.’ Viganò Excommunicated for Schism

As this is a developing story, this page
may be updated with additional information

[LATEST UPDATE: 08-JUL-2024 23:40 UTC]

Big news out of the Vatican today, although not unexpected.

The extrajudicial trial for schism against ‘Archbishop’ Carlo Maria Viganò (b. 1941), which the Novus Ordo Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith began on June 20, 2024, has come to its expected end. Today the Vatican’s Bollettino published the following statement:


On 4 July 2024, the Congress of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith met to conclude the extrajudicial penal process referred to in canon 1720 CIC against the Most Reverend Carlo Maria Viganò, titular Archbishop of Ulpiana, accused of the reserved delict of schism (canons 751 and 1364 CIC; art.


Sculpture has since been vandalized by unknown person…

Revolting Blasphemy: Austrian Cathedral Exhibits Immodest Statue of Virgin Mary Giving Natural Birth in Agony

A cropped image of the disgusting and gravely immodest ‘artwork’,
which shows the Blessed Virgin suffering through labor

In a side chapel of St. Mary’s Cathedral in the diocese of Linz, Austria, a revolting sculpture with the title Crowning depicting what is supposed to be the Blessed Virgin Mary giving birth to Jesus Christ on a rock, was installed on June 27, 2024.

This abominable ‘artwork’, which is not only blasphemous but also heretical (more on that later), has been promoted on the diocesan web site in a feature article.… READ MORE

Fake pope again encourages invalid confessions…

Francis to Divine Word Missionaries:
God Always Forgives, So Never Deny Absolution!

On June 28, 2024, ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge M. Bergoglio) received in audience a number of Missionaries of the Divine Word, who were holding their general chapter in the nearby city of Nemi.

In his address, ‘His Holiness’ failed to surprise, instructing the Verbites (as the Divine Word missionaries are called) to be “missionaries of synodality”:

A Church that “goes forth” is open to others. It is a welcoming and embracing community where the Lord lives and the Spirit is active. The Church that goes out is extroverted, while a partisan Church is introverted.


Informative, witty, compelling!

Podcast: Vatican versus Viganò

Our latest podcast episode, TRADCAST EXPRESS 194, was published on June 24, 2024, and it covers mostly the Vatican’s announced extrajudicial trial against ‘Archbishop’ Carlo Maria Viganò for the crime of schism, as we had reported back on June 20:

In this episode, we do the unthinkable and apply some Vatican II ecclesiology to the case at hand, which leads us to ask some curious questions.

If indeed Viganò is a schismatic…

  • does that mean he will now get invited to ecumenical gatherings?

Before sending them to historic local church to pray for peace…

Francis Allows 100 Buddhist Monks to Pray Over Him at Vatican

On May 27, 2024, the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) received a delegation of Buddhist monks from the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (officially named the Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan) in Bangkok, Thailand.

As is customary, Francis gave them a short address. After expressing his delight regarding the “Seventh Buddhist-Christian Colloquium held in Thailand last November … on the theme ‘Karuna and Agape in Dialogue for the Healing of a Wounded Humanity and the Earth'”, he reiterated the importance of working together “to promote a friendship that sustains peace and fraternity and builds a more inclusive world” since “no one is saved alone” — an ambiguous slogan that he has been repeating a lot since his 2020 encyclical Fratelli Tutti (see n.… READ MORE

What schism is and isn’t…

The Sense and Scope of Schism:
A Pre-Vatican II Canonist Speaks

Recent developments regarding the Vatican’s former nuncio to the United States, ‘Abp.’ Carlo Maria Viganò, who is being tried in the Vatican for schism, have a lot of people talking opining, or even pontificating, on schism and schismatics.

The black-and-white concept of schism doesn’t fit neatly into the prevailing communio ecclesiology of the Vatican II Modernists, who acknowledge various ‘degrees’ of communion between them and truly heretical and schismatic sects such as the Orthodox, Lutherans, Waldensians, Methodists, Old Catholics, etc.

It certainly does, however, fit neatly into the traditional Roman Catholic ecclesiology taught by the true papal magisterium all the way up to, and including, Pope Pius XII (d.… READ MORE

So Bergoglio’s church has a ‘customs office’ after all…

Vatican Puts ‘Abp.’ Carlo Maria Viganò on Trial for Schism

[UPDATE 22-JUN-2024 15:54 UTC: ‘Abp.’ Viganò releases statement making clear he DID NOT and WILL NOT present himself to the DDF for his schism trial.]

[UPDATE 21-JUN-2024 20:22 UTC: Gerard O’Connell retracts prior claim “that Archbishop Viganó presented himself this afternoon, June 20, and deposited his written defense….”, stating on June 21: “Archbishop Viganó did not present himself to the Vatican court on June 20, as this report initially stated.”]


The internet is on fire: The Vatican has begun proceedings against 83-year-old ‘Archbishop’ Carlo Maria Viganò for the canonical crime of schism.… READ MORE

An important reality check…

Are Novus Ordos Rediscovering Belief in the Real Presence, as a Recent Poll Claims? Not So Fast…

Every now and then, a new poll or research study gets published showing that only a certain (low) percentage of people in the United States who identify as Roman Catholics (and even attend Mass the ‘Eucharistic celebration’ frequently) actually believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist; that is, only so many self-proclaimed Catholics actually adhere to the Church’s dogmatic teaching of Transubstantiation.

For example, in the summer of 2019, the Pew Research Center reported that, based on a scientific survey it had conducted, only one-third of “self-described Catholics” in the U.S.… READ MORE

“…see what things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary” (Ps 73:3)

Hell in Church:
‘Holy Hydra’ Events Profane the Sacred in Austria

We have had countless posts exposing all kinds of blasphemy, desecration, profanation, and sacrilege in Catholic churches over the last few decades, but the event known as Holy Hydra is deserving of yet another such post.

It was in 2018 that the ‘Hydra Culture Club’ of Linz, Austria, began performing in churches once a year. The latest such event took place on June 14, 2024, in the ‘Catholic’ Church of the Risen Christ in the small town of Gmunden, part of the diocese of Linz.… READ MORE