Michael Matt/RTV joins the Catholic "clans" in Munich, Germany, where Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò made a surprise appearance to stand with traditional Catholic resistance to the German Bishops' attempt to implement the errors of the Amazon Synod throughout the whole Church.
This Acies Ordinata event was not about numbers, by the way. It was done by personal invite to journalists and representatives of Catholic action groups around the world. The event was held within a stone's throw of Cardinal Marx's residence and was in direct resistance to his agenda. If this event had been advertised beforehand, there is a very good chance it would have been blocked.
The press were there. Archbishop Viganò was there. The statement was loud and clear and we thank God for the success of this event and for the strategic brilliance of its anonymous organizers, who clearly are not looking for "likes", large numbers or personal recognition. Where this group is concerned, this is war -- and they just fired the first shot.
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.