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All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances …
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For nearly two weeks, millions of Americans have watched the televised confirmation hearings regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In an earlier comment in The Remnant about the nomination,  I wrote:

"I buttress my favorable assessment of Kavanaugh not on my limited first hand knowledge of Kavanaugh's record, but on that of two other experts in the field: one of them is Ed Whelan, a former law clerk of Justice Scalia, who totally supports the Kavanaugh nomination, and believes that he will be helpful in moving another step forward along the way of bringing back sanity to the High Court, including in the field of religious liberty. The other is Eugene Scalia. I strongly doubt that the lawyer son of  the late Justice would endorse anyone whose legal views were antithetical to those of his saintly father. I believe that Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and that he will join the fight to restore the religious liberty that the current court has set in motion."

francis talksWhen driving my car there are two things I do to pass the time and miles: pray the rosary and listen to talk radio.


Not that I am advocating doing these simultaneously, though I knew a pastor who was often seen walking and smoking a pipe on his parish campus while he prayed the breviary. One day a parishioner questioned him about this asking, “How can you smoke while you pray?” The pastor responded, “I’m not smoking while I pray, I’m praying while I smoke.” So don’t drive while you pray, pray while you drive!


Recently while driving I decided to listen to a Catholic broadcast rather than my usual talk radio. The host was taking a call from a Catholic who was upset about the anticipated approval of the German bishops of the practice of offering Holy Communion to non-Catholic spouses. The radio host was sympathetic to the righteous anger of the caller and reassured him that we must all just keep praying and waiting for the Holy Father to intervene and stop this sacramental sacrilege. It was then that I started screaming while driving.

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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.

 The new witch hunt has begun...

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Three-hundred and twenty-six years ago several towns in Massachusetts were beset by what some historians and observers have termed a form of mass hysteria: the 1692 Salem Witch Trials remain seared in our public consciousness, and, even more, have occupied a prominent place in our literature and popular culture. Some 200 people—mostly but not all women—were accused of necromancy and black magic, and nineteen were found guilty and hanged.

Those trials, so engraved in the popular imagination, are illustrative of what occurs when corrupted religious sentiment, faulty ethical and moral thinking, and the power of suggestion on a mass scale have free rein in society. 

New From Remnant TV...

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In this Sunday Sermon from South Saint Paul, Father warns us to beware of apocalypses--those present as well as the final one to come. Father puts Pope Francis into context as "effect" rather than cause, and warns us to reject all which led up to the Francis disaster, all that which violates holy Tradition, everything that was inflicted upon the Church since the 1960s—including, yes, the many errors and novelties of the Second Vatican Council. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

APOCALYPTIC POPE: Another Fruit of Vatican II


Editor’s Note: I wrote these few words 14 years ago, the day after the death of my friend Michael Davies on September 25, 2004. Those wishing to learn more about this premier traditional Catholic layman can read the entire eulogy HERE. For over 30 years Michael Davies wrote a bi-weekly column for The Remnant called, simply, “A Letter from London.” May he rest in peace. MJM

Though he was not martyred, the name Davies can surely and without hesitation be placed alongside those of More, Fisher and Campion, as men who gave their lives to the defense of the Holy, Roman Catholic Church in times of great upheaval.

With all my heart I believe this to be true and am convinced that history will concur. In terms of sheer positive impact on souls languishing in a revolution-wracked Church, I can think of no layman who served more loyally or confirmed the brethren more steadfastly. He knew history and he understood the perils of our own time in the context of history.

badge pinningThe great Catholic counterrevolutionaries in history fought under the banner of the Sacred Heart. From the Vendeans in France to the Cristeros in Mexico to the Carlists in Spain. And now to the worldwide Traditional Catholic movement.

We're very excited to invite friends and allies of The Remnant to become a member of The Remnant League of the Sacred Heart. 

tess sketchThe majority of the faithful in China - 6 million Catholics - have refused to join the communist pseudo-church. (Sketch by Tess Mullins)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio likes to remind us that God is a God of surprises. I’ll say. The only thing that would have been more surprising than these last five years’ being the papal equivalent of Kingda Ka is if I had somewhere discovered a herd of wildebeests able to speak ancient Sumerian. Day after day, heresy after heresy… I confess, Dear Reader—during the Reign of Bergoglio, I have been powerfully surprised.

But let us not be stingy. We must give credit where credit is due. There is a lot, after all, for which we might thank His Holiness. This half-decade of reaching for the theological Dramamine has brought with it plenty of opportunities to think through some unexpected questions.

Some Surprising Answers...

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I never thought I’d see the day when a preening, Internet-created neo-Catholic doyenne such as Simcha Fisher, as notorious as Mark Shea for her crude and often unprintable invective against traditionalists, would unload on Pope Bergoglio with the following headline:  “Does Francis know he sounds like an abuser?”

Fisher is rightly incensed by Bergoglio’s cunning response, “I will not say a single word on this,” concerning Archbishop Viganò’s damning indictment of Bergoglio’s rehabilitation of the monster once known as Cardinal McCarrick for some five years before adverse worldwide press coverage forced to him to punish that serial homosexual rapist of whose crimes Viganò had personally informed him back in 2013—information of which Bergoglio was clearly already aware at that time, as Viganò testifies.

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Question: Do you think PA District Attorney Josh Shapiro is a friend of the Catholic Church? Remnant Underground's Michael J. Matt not only steps outside the box but also smashes it to bits as he analyses what's really going on with the clerical sex abuse crisis.

What is the Viganò Effect? How do Vatican II and the New Mass come into this? With the Catholic Church clearly occupied, should faithful Catholics just join the lynch mob? What's a faithful Catholic to do? There's more to this...much more. Watch this video and share it far and wide. (Includes video clips of Archbishop Viganò, Josh Shapiro and....Van Halen?)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

EXPOSED! Vatican II & the Viganò Effect



On the Sorrow of Mary at the Sight of Her Beloved and Suffering Son

Editor’s Note: While witnessing the passion of the Mystical Body of Christ unfold before our eyes, let us not lose sight of the fact that this has all happened before, and that the witnesses to Our Lord’s passion two thousand years ago know exactly what we’re going through today. Magdalene, John, Veronica—they stood at the foot of the Cross and kept the Faith. They watched God suffer the ignominious execution by crucifixion and yet they never wavered.  At the center of their perseverance was Our Lady herself, the Stabat Mater, the mother of God and of us all.  Yes, the situation in the Church today is desperate, but it is not hopeless. We must not give in to despair. We cannot grow despondent. Like soldiers of Christ in terrible times past, we stand witness to Him and His true Church and we continue to believe. With this in mind, let us consider the following meditation by Rev. Karl Clemens, C.SS.R., on Our Lady of Sorrows, who suffered so much more than we can possibly imagine, as she watched her Son breathe His last breath and shed every last drop of His blood. Let us go to her now. MJM