Well Satan has laid a trap for them, without them being born again and without the urging of the Holy Spirit, they enter into the false myth, that there was a once "perfect" Catholic church, where Vatican II supposedly came in and ruined everything. Now Vatican II, did bring in the overt "one world religion" stuff, and was created to dupe the Protestants, to make the once church militant more cute and cuddly so Protestants would embrace it and it's ecumenical movement with the false belief, that "The Roman Catholic church has changed, it has modernized!"
The Trad Catholics definitely have reasons for their questions, when they see Catholic Cardinals like Mahony [now retired] having "Christian"-Buddhist prayer services or when they see the endless interfaith meetings but sadly are misled into another ditch. There are two different camps in Trad Catholicism, the Trad Catholics who often remain under papal authority though that can differ and the Sedevacantists, who essentially believe the papacy is "empty" and the recent Popes are all ANTIPOPE interlopers.
Here is an example of a TRAD CATHOLIC video. Notice they see some of the evil in their midst, such as in the case of an occult Vatican coin with three 6-pointed stars in a row. They know something is wrong and are right to suspect the Vatican but without the spiritual leading of the Holy Spirit, they do not recognize the harlot for what it is and has been for all time!
Here is the deal, the Roman Catholic church and it's daughters have always been of Mystery Babylon and wicked to the core! One core teaching of Trad Catholicism, is that the Latin Mass is the only valid Mass and the Novus Ordo or "New Mass" said in the vernacular is inferior. The old Mass and new Mass have always been witchcraft and of wickedness. Did you realize that the priests are taught even with the New Mass, if they miss one important word of the "formula" the wafer does not turn into "the body and blood of christ"? A total lie from Satan himself; [read Matt 15:17] Such a thing is just like the spells of witchcraft. The link says "Changing the words of institution (the "form") invalidates the consecration.It doesn't matter whether the priest is doing it with malice, with "devotion," or accidently."
If you think sticking to the more old fashioned Latin formulas of idolatry and witchcraft is going to fix things, well you are wrong. Some Trad Catholics and Sedevacantists even believe that only their Latin Mass, changes the wafer into "jesus" while the Novus Ordo Mass ritual is no affect. It is almost like a competition of rituals, and one can see the endless debates online. [see here, here, and here] This really shows the misleading of total idolatry.
The Roman System has always been wicked, and there are endless early evils. Borgia Popes ring a bell? In some ways the Popes of yesterday as they bought their way into the papacy or even came through family lines, showed more overt wickedness and evil. Rome has always been evil. There is no idyllic past of true holiness. That only exists in repenting, being born again in Jesus Christ, and regenerated as a true Christian. Sadly Trad Catholics and Sedevacantists cling to the harlot, thinking returning to the old ways [even the more old fashioned clergywear] and the fancier trappings will redeem them.
There are many Trad Catholic and Sedevacantist [they believe the Papal office is empty and taken over by interlopers] websites out there. There is Novus Ordo Watch, The Dimond Brothers "Most Holy Family Monastery" , True Catholic, Traditio , and The Remnant Newspaper among many others.
Many Trad Catholics point to Vatican II as the cause of all the problems and how the Catholic church went wrong. Check out this book as an example "The Great Facade" and its description.
In this book, Christopher A. Ferrara, Esq., and Dr. Thomas Woods cut through the confusion and the doubletalk and get to the heart of the matter: it was not nameless, faceless "liberals" but the Council itself and decisions by the Vatican and the conciliar Popes that brought on the current unparalleled ecclesial crisis. While the Church still stands, her teachings are still there and her traditional Latin Mass is still alive, Catholics are now forced to look hard in order to find these things. They must look behind a great facade of novelty and failed experimentation imposed upon the Church in the name of Vatican II -- a facade that separates Catholics from their own God-given patrimony: 2000 years of traditional teaching, liturgy, and spirituality.
Robert Sungenis is one Trad Catholic who has wisely questioned Assisi. [See my blog entry here] Sungenis asks some good questions, and definitely a little truth is coming through the cracks here...
But sadly, while Robert Sungenis sees a few of the rotten trees, he does not realize he is in the Mystery Babylon forest! The same could be said of Trad Catholics/Sedevacantists in general.
"Perhaps John Paul II did not say, precisely, “Come to Assisi and pray to your false gods.” But did not John Paul II invite all the world’s religions to Assisi, knowing that few, if any of them, would address the Christian God when they prayed? Did he not set up cubicles for each of them; allowing them to bring their own instruments of worship and prayer (e.g., pagan statues, incense, etc) and knowingly allow them to pray using these pagan artifices? Did he not clearly indicate that through their praying to their own gods that they would, in effect, be praying to the true God? The answers to these questions is, of course, an unqualified YES – John Paul II did all of these things, and it was the first time in Christian history that a pope has done so."
One diversion I noticed in some of the Trad Catholic world though this does NOT apply to all of them, is these types focused on the "Jews" as having "infiltrated" the Catholic church and taken it over. Why wouldn't some preach this, when Rome must quibble, and point to the Jews/Jerusalem as Mystery Babylon while covering up for themselves? One can see this attitude even among SOME Traditional Orthodox types.
Lucifer has always wished to oppress the Jewish people and steer them away from Jesus Christ, and has done so via the Catholic religious system for centuries. Yes the Talmud/kabbalah is Mystery babylon based: same as other false religions and false books, there are those who say they are Jews and are not, there are members of all groups who support the NWO, but Rome here throws up more smoke screens and diversions and this is present in the Trad camps.
Mel Gibson is one example of a famous Trad Catholic who even built his own Trad church on his property, all the religiosity definitely not impacting his wicked personal life full of adultery who has expressed such viewpoints, with one anti-semitic rant being exposed a few years ago. Hutton Gibson, his father is a Sedevacantist who even has denied aspects of the Holocaust and has shared anti-semitic views. Hutton also has shown up at Barnes Review meetings...a anti-semitic magazine, which praises the Pope [especially WWII Pope-Pius XII]--advancing Vatican agendas, and advances out and out Holocaust denial:
Hutton Gibson is also outspoken in his views that the Holocaust never happened, or at least not to the degree that historians maintain. "Go and ask an undertaker or the guy who operates the crematorium what it takes to get rid of a dead body," he told the New York Times in 2003. "It takes one liter of petrol and 20 minutes. Now, 6 million?"
Hutton Gibson has appeared at events sponsored by the anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying Barnes Review (Click HERE to see a program from a 2003 seminar, which includes a photograph of Gibson with notorious Holocaust-denier Fredrick Töben) and is heralded on anti-Semitic Web sites around the world.
In one radio interview in 2004, Hutton Gibson said that "most of " what historians say about the Holocaust is "fiction." He claimed that 6 million Jews weren't killed during World War II. Rather, he said, they moved'
Is this all Sedevacantists or Trads?, No it is not. But definitely there are false teachings leading many to false conclusions. This article [secular article] points to the antisemitism within some Trad Catholic circles: "Where Mel Gibson Got His Antisemitism". If one studies the history of Rome, and realizes the history of the papacy oppressing the Jews, it ties into some of these present-day attitudes.
What is even sadder except the Sedevacantists who at least show a tiny amount of consistency in rejecting the Popes, is there are Trads out there, who follow the Popes, even knowing they are corrupt, wicked and teaching falsehoods, but with false "one church training" follow anyway. Pope Benedict has worked on keeping some in the Vatican camp despite their protests.
Overall with this Trad Catholicism and Sedevacantism, we see people led into another ditch even though they rightly question somethings, without reading God's Word or seeking His truth or having the Holy Spirit they end up as lost as a someone in a coal mine without a flashlight still clinging to the harlot in the first place that betrayed them.