Refutation of ‘On the Validity of Pope Francis’…

Must Francis be considered a Valid Pope?
A Sedevacantist Response to Athanasius Schneider

‘Bishop’ Athanasius Schneider looks at ‘Pope’ Francis on Sep. 15, 2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(image: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

On Sep. 6, 2023, the Rev. James Altman — one of the “canceled priests” in the United States — published a video in which he explained, in his own style, why he believes that Jorge Mario Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) is not in fact the Pope of the Catholic Church:

This has of course triggered a wave of reactions, mostly by recognize-and-resist traditionalists (“semi-trads”) and conservative Novus Ordos who had shown support for ‘Fr.’… 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

Again no mention of any condition…

More Heresy from the False Pope:
Every One of Us is Forgiven!

It’s Sunday, and that usually means the world’s most talkative apostate, Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’), gives a catechetical reflection on the day’s Gospel before praying the Angelus at noon in Rome with the few hapless souls who have come to see him, mistaking him for the Pope of the Catholic Church.

Today’s Gospel reading, according to the liturgical calendar of the Novus Ordo missal of Paul VI, is Mt 18:21-35, in which our Blessed Lord tells the parable of the unforgiving servant.… READ MORE

An Argentinian in Rome is not amused…

Target: Tyler, Texas
A Commentary on the sticky Strickland Situation

By now presumably everyone reading this post is aware of the news The Pillar broke on Monday:

At a meeting Saturday [Sep. 9. 2023], Pope Francis discussed with Vatican officials the prospect of requesting the resignation of Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, The Pillar has learned.

The pope met Sept. 9 with Archbishop Robert Prevost, OSA, head of the Dicastery for Bishops, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States – both cardinals-elect.

Several sources close to the dicastery told The Pillar ahead of the meeting that the prelates would present the pope with the results of an apostolic visitation of Strickland’s diocese, conducted earlier this year, as well as subsequent public actions by the bishop, who has emerged as an outspoken critic of the Holy Father.

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The Faith allows for mystery but not for contradiction…

Sedevacantism and the Mystery of the Church’s Passion:
Reply to Robert Morrison

On June 30, 2023, the semi-traditionalist flagship publication The Remnant published a brief article entitled “Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s Vision of the Great Mystery of the Church’s Passion”. Its author is Robert Morrison, a writer we have had occasion to critique a number of times before on this blog and in our podcast program.

In this post we will touch on a few things from that article that appear to call for some sedevacantist reaction. Morrison writes:

Whereas Archbishop Lefebvre accepted the existence of a great mystery as it relates to the Church’s crisis, others have attempted to eliminate the mystery, typically in one of two ways described by Archbishop Lefebvre:

“There are people who are seeing the passion of the Church and the tragedy of papacy and so they conclude that such a degradation of papacy is not possible and so the pope can not be the pope.

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Heretico-schismatic worship permitted in Basilica of St. Paul-outside-the-Walls…

Vatican again permits Oriental Orthodox Mass
in historic Catholic Basilica in Rome

[Please note: An earlier version of this blog used the label “Eastern Orthodox” rather than “Oriental Orthodox”. Apparently there is a significant difference between the two; however, since both are heretical and schismatical sects, the difference is irrelevant to the point of this post.]

Under the apostate Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’), it is apparently becoming a common practice now to allow heretics and schismatics to use ancient Catholic basilicas in Rome for their Masses and other liturgical services.… READ MORE

Complete English translation found…

Pope St. Pius X’s Motu Proprio Sacrorum Antistitum and the Oath against Modernism

When Pope Pius X was faced with the grave threat of Modernism during his reign (1903-1914), he knew he had to act quickly and decisively to stamp out this “synthesis of all heresies”, as he called it in his landmark encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis (n. 39), in which he exposed and refuted the pernicious doctrines of the Modernists at length.

The holy pontiff, who would be canonized a saint less than 40 years after his death (by Pope Pius XII, in 1954), realized that it would not be enough simply to condemn Modernism theoretically but it was necessary to take practical steps to actually eradicate it.… READ MORE

Anything but the Gospel…

Pie in the Sky: Francis offers Pseudo-Religious Drivel to Mongolian Authorities

The Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio — stage name: ‘Pope Francis’ — spent the first few days of the month of September in Mongolia. The official motto of his 43rd blather tour outside Vatican City, solemnly styled an ‘apostolic journey’, was Hoping Together. Precisely what the object of that hope is supposed to be, was not explained, but we can be certain it’s not the Beatific Vision.

On Sep. 2, 2023, the fake pope met with Mongolian president Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh and other authorities and diplomats at the state palace:

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Transcript of Q&A with Portuguese Jesuits released…

Francis to Jesuits in Portugal: Some Sodomites aren’t ‘Capable’ or ‘Mature Enough’ to Stop Sinning!

When Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) visited Lisbon in early August for World Youth Day, he also met with members of the Jesuit province there, as is his custom.

An English transcript of the question-and-answer session was released on Aug. 28, 2023, by the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., who just recently published a blasphemous sermon on Our Lord’s encounter with the Canaanite woman:

As always, Francis had a lot to say.… READ MORE

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

Simcha Fisher thinks sacrilege hurts only ourselves…

Novus Ordo Blogger on WYD Sacrilege:
‘You can’t hurt Jesus’

When World Youth Day took place earlier this month, we saw the usual grotesqueries, especially the storing of Novus Ordo-consecrated hosts in large plastic containers.

The conservative and trad outrage on social media about it triggered Novus Ordo blogger Simcha Fisher to pen the following piece:

In her write-up, she agrees that World Youth Day should not have had distribution of [Novus Ordo] Communion if it could not be done with the necessary decorum and respect due to the Lord.… READ MORE

The gospel according to Bergoglio…

Francis: Jesus Wasn’t Rigid, He Changed His Attitude!

Probably one reason why ‘Pope Francis’ (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) loves to talk so much is that it is the best way for him to change the Gospel and communicate his false doctrines. Barely a Sunday goes by on which he doesn’t use the opportunity to put his own spin on the teaching of Christ found in the Gospel reading of the day, sometimes to the point of distorting completely the message the Son of God actually transmitted.

For a long time now, one of the false pope’s favorite themes has been that of condemning “rigidity”.… 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

Brief timeout necessary…

Summer Break at Novus Ordo Watch
until August 20, 2023

Dear Readers:

Novus Ordo Watch will be on a brief summer break until Aug. 20, 2023, inclusive.

During that time, please expect

  • no new blog posts, unless there occurs some really significant event or development
  • fewer tweets on Twitter/X (@NovusOrdoWatch)
  • no or minimal correspondence (answers to inquiries sent via email or via the web contact form)
  • only one podcast, which will be released on Aug. 14, 2023 (‘TRADCAST EXPRESS 176”)

All our published content can easily be accessed through our site map or site index. Of course there is also a search box at the top right (if you’re using a desktop or laptop) or at the very bottom under the “Follow Us” icons (if you’re using a smartphone or other mobile device).… 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