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The premier English-language Vatican journalist, Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register, offers a journalist’s objective evaluation of a climate of fear in Rome, the Synod on the Family, Amoris Laetitia, and the crisis in the Church during the reign of Pope Francis.
All of the Catholic Identity Conference 2017 outstanding talks, including that of Bishop Athanasius Schneider, are available On-Demand from RemnantNewspaper.com The organizers of the CIC felt that Mr. Pentin's most timely talk, however, should be released on YouTube immediately, and for obvious reasons.
The Catholic Twitterverse is alive today with criticism of the USCCB’s decision to sack Fr. Thomas Weinandy, the former head of their doctrinal office. It took a matter of hours for the brave defenders of the status quo to leap into action against the mild Franciscan friar’s polite plea to Pope Francis to defend the Catholic Faith and faithful. Or at least to stop attacking them.
SO MUCH FOR MERCY & DIALOGUE: Member of Vatican International Theological Commission Sacked for Questioning Pope of Mercy & Dialogue FeaturedWritten by Hilary White
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At the introduction of the Catholic Identity Conference 2017, emcee Michael J. Matt speaks of the present crisis in the Church as one without precedent. He explains why is it worse than the Arian crisis, and how the modern Church has brought this on by reneging on her own claim to be the sole means of salvation. Michael then gives background information on Bishop Athanasius Schneider as he introduces His Excellency as this year's CIC honored guest speaker.
This year’s Catholic Identity Conference is now officially sold out, but we will be offering an “On-Demand CIC 2017” login and password that enables you to not miss a minute of this historic conference.
The CIC kicks off Friday evening with Pontifical Low Traditional Latin Mass offered by the great Bishop Athanasius Schneider. (RTV will be providing coverage of this for our On-Demand subscribers only.)
Mass will be followed by the CIC 2017 introduction by Michael J. Matt and Eric Frankovitch, followed by the opening address delivered by our guest of honor—Bishop Athanasius Schneider. Q&A sessions will follow each talk.
Catholic Identity Conference ONLINE: On-Demand Video Conference Tickets Available Right Now FeaturedBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Bishop Athanasius Schneider Offers Historic TLM
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The annual pontifical mass in honor of the Emperor Blessed Karl of Austria took place yesterday (October 21, 2017) at Mary Mother of God Church in Washington, D.C. The event, organized by the United States branch of the Blessed Karl League of Prayer, received a large turnout of around 500 people, among whom, most importantly, were His Highness Prince Dimitri Galitzine, great-grandson of Blessed Karl, and his wife, Her Highness Princess Alexandra Galitzine. The pontifical mass was celebrated by his Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Astana, Kazakhstan, with Reverend D.B. Thomas as Assistant Priest, Reverend Luke Melcher as deacon, and Reverend Garrett O’Brien as subdeacon.
Introduction by Michael J. Matt
Clearly, the current crisis in the Church is now without precedent. If history is hiding a more disastrous pontificate than that of Pope Francis, I’d be interested to learn which one. And as the battle for the soul of the human element of Christ’s Church rages on—a battle which, as Our Lady predicted it would, now has “cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops…churches and altars sacked… and [a Church] full of those who accept compromises”—there is a growing temptation to conclude that all is lost and it’s time to go off and “do our own thing”. But then, what? What happens to the Church if all her faithful sons and daughters abandon her? This is not an option for the faithful Catholic—the soldier of Christ—who must stand up, step up, and fight on. When the Son of Man returns he must find faith, if only in a remnant.
What's it all mean? Is this the beginning of a new 'reign of terror'? The mob is out of control again, and just as it turned on Robespierre the first time around it's again turning on its own (e.g., Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco last week). The one standing up to it is not the Pope, not the bishops, but a most unlikely political figure--the only geopolitical voice in the world still defending Christianity and Catholic history. Plus, the latest on next week's Catholic Identity Conference.
When we lost Cardinal Carlo Caffarra on September 6, 2017, we gained--it is to be securely hoped--an advocate in Heaven. His Eminence was well known as one of the “Dubia Cardinals,” or four papal advisors who presented Pope Francis with five concisely-worded queries which, if answered unequivocally and in accordance with Tradition, would put a virtual halt to the moral maelstrom in which the universal Church is presently being engulfed. For over a calendar year now, the world has been waiting in vain for a response from the pontiff who approaches all difficulties (or so he ceaselessly proclaims) through “dialogue, dialogue, dialogue.” Cardinal Caffarra has now followed Joachim Cardinal Meisner, requiescant in pace, in completing his earthly pilgrimage before being received by His Holiness in response to their earnest request.
Mike and Chris have an unscripted conversation about the latest scandal out of the Francis pontificate, the filial correction, what it really means to "reject" the Second Vatican Council, President Trump's repeal of the Obamacare contraceptive mandate and more.
"Moreover, we may well believe that the Queen of Heaven herself has granted an especial efficacy to this mode of supplication, for it was by her command and counsel that the devotion was begun and spread abroad by the holy Patriarch Dominic."
- Pope Leo XIII, (Octobri Mense Encyclical on the Rosary, 1891) -
Editor’s Note by Michael J. Matt: The following was published in The Remnant back in 1995, before the promulgation of Pope John Paul’s (when he was very elderly and ill) Luminous Mysteries. It is very fashionable these days to argue that Our Lady never actually appeared to St. Dominic in order to commission him with the task of spreading devotion to the most Holy Rosary. This entire incident, supported by at least 15 popes and numerous saints, is nevertheless chalked up as yet another one of the “pious legends of old Christendom” of which our Modernist friends are so fond.
But this “legend” is so well substantiated by popes and saints in history that its authenticity cannot be reasonably questioned without revealing at least a Modernist leaning.
Father reminds us of what happened at the Bay of Lepanto back in the 16th century, and he then ties that "lost cause" to the efforts being made to correct Pope Francis--starting with those of the Dubia Cardinals and then moving down to the recent Filial Correction. What's the connection? What’s the point? What’s the use? Watch and see.