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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Remnant Archive Speaks: Archbishop Lefebvre Nails It… 48 Years Ago

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Dear Friends:

Have I got a treat for you!

I’m tempted to say: “Drop whatever you’re doing and read the article by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on the front page of the new issue of The Remnant!” It’s just that good.

The thing is from 1972, and yet it reads like a log entry from a time traveler of the Vatican II era who’d rocketed four decades into the future to see where the V2 asteroid was going to land.


Archbishop Lefebvre print 21This incredible testimony from 1972—which I just dug out of The Remnant archive — also puts the lie to the claim that Vatican II was somehow misinterpreted and eventually diverted from its original "noble" mission.  “Not so!” writes Archbishop Lefebvre in real time. “The Council was not merely misinterpreted. The Council was Revolution in action from the very beginning.”

And as you continue to read, you see everything that’s going up in flames around us today—from the Sacraments, to the papacy, to the Mass, to the holy priesthood, to the Catholic missionary spirit— being predicted almost a half century ago by Archbishop Lefebvre, who then lays blame for it all squarely at the feet of the Second Vatican Council.


Archbishop Lefebvre saw it, called it, and denounced it in real time, thus incurring the wrath of the Modernists in Rome then, and making something of a laughingstock of the brave Internet heroes of today for whom it took papal advisors raping kids before they finally began to recognize the need to resist what’s been going on in Rome for over fifty years. These same Johnny-come-latelies, by the way, are still out there denouncing Archbishop Lefebvre as "schismatic". It’s almost laughable, really.

Ladies and gentlemen, the lonely stand for Tradition of the pioneer traditional Catholics has been completely vindicated.  And I’m thrilled to let The Remnant archive prove it, not only in this case, but again and again in The Remnant's print and e-edition over the coming months, as we’ll continue to consult the Remnant archive to help our readers answer the question: What happened to the Catholic Church?

This particular bombshell appears on the front page of the September 30, 2018 issue of The Remnant, which is now online. If you’re not a subscriber, please consider subscribing.

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Keep the old Faith.

In Christo Rege,

Michael J. Matt
Editor, The Remnant


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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.