Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
(Exclusive to The Remnant, June 1, 1972)
In the first place, we are witnessing the constant attacks made upon the integrity of our Catholic faith. Two powerful means have been used to corrupt that truth which has been faithfully handed down to us.
These are tumultuous times, both inside and outside the Church, no doubt about it. It is unsurprising therefore that among some of the faithful there is a growing interest in the end times and Catholic prophecy.
Spend just a few minutes on Catholic social media and you will see faithful who run the gamut from viewing today’s events as humdrum growing pains in the age of the Church, to those who seem convinced that the Parousia is just around the corner. Further, you will see well-meaning faithful getting caught up in messages of some modern-day apparition of a self-proclaimed messenger of God. Some Catholics, realizing the problems to which an uncritical approach to prophecy can easily lead, reject all or most prophecy rather than risk going down that particular rabbit-hole.
WHIT MONDAY, 16th May 2015
THE HOLY SPIRIT, SOUL OF THE MISSION
Under the patronage of all Christian martyrs, past and present
The infant Church rose from the blood of martyrs. Christ’s ultimate sacrifice was the standard to which countless courageous men and women held themselves. Their sacrifices were a great boon to the early Church; through the merits of her martyrs, Rome – the site of some of the world’s most vicious Christian persecutions – transfigured into the very heart and soul of a mature and powerful Christendom. Today the saga continues; Christians in the Middle East die each day for their convictions, and their deaths cannot be in vain. The Pilgrimage to Chartres proves this. It unites the spirit of these champions with the Cause for which they shed their blood – the martyrs of Christendom died for that Mass, the same one celebrated before thousands with such solemn, triumphal beauty today in Notre Dame de Chartres; martyrs today die that the one true Faith might never vanish entirely from the earth. Your participation in this event, physically or spiritually, raises a cry toward Heaven which cannot but be heard there: “Look what your martyrs have won! Victory belongs to God and His Church! Thanks be to God!”
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS FOR THE CHURCH
Under the patronage of Saint Pius X
St. Pius X was plucked by God from a humble childhood and entrusted with the most illustrious position on earth. This gentle saint, inclined to contemplation rather than public minstry, possessed a mighty spirit, and left to his spiritual children a thunderous legacy. This pope, a deadly enemy of Modernism, is an obvious patron of this pilgrimage, which has as its goal the return of the Church to her Traditions; the triumph of the Old Faith over the sickness that is Modernism. May the prayers and protection of this champion of Tradition be with the participants of this pilgrimage on the Feast of Pentecost!
Saturday 14th May 2016
THE HOLY SPIRIT, SPIRIT OF HOLINESS
Under the patronage of Saint Catherine of Siena
St. Catherine of Siena is the brilliant, courageous mystic who defied a pope, weathered the Great Schism, and spent the last half of her life in Rome, desperately working toward the restoration of the Church. Her story, in this last respect, reminds us of our own; we strive every day toward the restoration of Tradition; of the true Church of Rome, the home we can’t help but love. Her spirit is no doubt with the pilgrims and their sponsors and prayer warriors during the most important annual event happening in the Church today. St. Catherine was not content with simply biding the times; she called for action, begging the faithful to “cry out with a hundred thousand tongues! I see that the world is rotten because of silence.” At least fifteen thousand are heeding her words today, as they show to a languishing world the force and vigour of glorious Old Christendom. “Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire!” Hardly a truer statement. St. Catherine, pray for us!
U.S. Chapter, Chartres, 2009
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The Remnant’s team here in the States is bound for France this week. God willing, we will once again be walking with our traditional Catholic brothers from all over the world on the grand Pentecost Pilgrimage of Notre-Dame de Chrétienté to Chartres.
I ask readers to please keep their 70 fellow American pilgrims in their prayers as we once again attempt the 3-day pilgrimage across France. The now 25-year-old U.S. Chapter of Our Lady of Guadalupe will remember all of the readers of The Remnant in their prayers every day on the road to Chartres.
Bishop Schneider at last year's Chartres Pilgrimage,
with foreign chapter leaders (including Michael Matt and John Rao)
To your everlasting credit, but to the Church’s everlasting shame, you alone among the entire Catholic episcopacy have protested publicly and forthrightly against the many statements in Amoris Laetitia (AL), particularly in Chapter 8, which appear to derogate from the negative precepts of the natural law, including those against divorce, adultery and fornication. By the divine will, these precepts, as Your Excellency writes, “are universally valid… oblige each and every individual, always and in every circumstance” and “forbid a given action semper et pro semper, without exception” because they concern “kinds of behaviour which can never, in any situation, be a proper response.”
Thanks to the tireless efforts of our French friends, Yves and Brigitte Guigueno, the worldwide Guardian Angels Chapter will be forming once again during this weekend’s Chartres Pilgrimage in France, and you’re invited to take part.
The “Guardian Angels” Chapter refers to real human beings who can’t be physically present during the three Pentecost days but want to be present spiritually, and nonetheless truly, at the Chartres Pilgrimage.
How is it possible to go on the Chartres pilgrimage in this way?
Jorge & Bruno
Archbishop Bruno Forte, Pope Bergoglio’s handpicked Special Secretary for both sessions of the Phony Synod, is a supremely arrogant man. For only supreme arrogance could explain his reported insertion into the midterm report of Phony Synod 2014 (with Francis’s full approval) those infamous statements about “valuing” the “homosexual orientation” and recognizing that “homosexual unions” can provide “precious support in the life of the partners” as they habitually engage in sodomy.
The irony here is rich. The Modernist heroes of Pope Francis crushed the old Catholic model of motherhood, toppled the thrones on which powerful women ruled over Christendom, declared war on true feminity, even forced wives and mothers to dress like their husbands and fathers.
They exiled the mothers from their own homes, sexualized the daughters, made fops of the men, emasculated the priesthood, homosexulized the Mass. And now that everything is destroyed, here they come on their white horses. Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when popes would become champions of Steinem, Fonda and Friedan?
Despite its weakness and the qualifications that accompanied it, the criticism by Raymond Arroyo on the was a turning point in the relationship between Pope Francis and American neo-Catholics. It is now inescapably clear that a lot of neo-Catholics are on to Pope Francis. And although, like the members of the Bush family, Pope Francis likes to play stupid, he is not. He is very, very smart. So the question arises: Who is Pope Francis and what is he up to?
There are two possibilities. The first is that Pope Francis is an agent of the Judeo-Masonic-Communist-Reptilian conspiracy, and he is craftily advancing the agenda of globalist occultists who worship 30ft owls at resorts in California and hold secret meetings at hotels shaped like spaceship pyramids in the Austrian Alps. Certainly, this is a possibility that cannot be ruled out. Pope Francis does have friends in high places, and he does say a lot of things that UNESCO and Bill Gates say. However, I would like to suggest another possibility: like the classic figure of French drama, Tartuffe, Pope Francis actually believes the stuff he says, writes, and does.