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In the Traditional Latin Rite the Feast of the Holy Family is celebrated on the Sunday after Epiphany (January 10 this year). In the Novus Ordo calendar it comes two weeks earlier, on the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas; and Pope Francis, following up the two recent Synods on the Family, decided to celebrate this Feast publicly in St. Peter's Basilica on December 27. In both old and new rites, the Gospel for this Feast is St. Luke's account of the finding of the Child Jesus in the temple - the Fifth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

Unfortunately, our present Bishop of Rome used the occasion in order to preach a sermon that for countless faithful Catholics, including the present writer, had the effect of pouring a bucket of ice-cold water all over the happy occasion, leaching out the joy and replacing it with shock, uncertainty and consternation. For Pope Francis here continued his seemingly unending series of 'firsts' - radically novel statements and decisions that none of his predecessors would ever have dreamed of making, and which, indeed, they would never have believed could be made by any Successor of Peter.

Last Sunday Sermon of 2015: Vatican Abandons Jewish Brothers

Father revisits the theme of St. John the Baptist preparing the way for the coming of Christ by calling the world to repentance.

He then speaks of the old vs. new covenants, and asks the question: In light of the Vatican's recent document (The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable) calling for the abandonment of any missionary outreach to our Jewish brothers, does that mean the infallible teaching on salvation through Jesus Christ alone has also been abandoned by the Catholic Church? 
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New From Remnant TV....

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christmas 3Puer natus est nobis et filius datus est nobis...

“For, this day, is born to you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.”

Luke, Chapter 2: 11-14 will once again be splashed all over Christmas cards this year but I’ll wager that one of the few places the passage will be rendered accurately is right here in The Remnant. Playing fast and loose with biblical passages is nothing new, of course, but this one is the granddaddy of them all. “Peace on earth good will to men”—the mangled, Protestantized version of it positively trips off the tongue, whereas “and on earth peace to men of good will” seems convoluted and wrong to modern lips and ears alike—and in more ways than one.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Do We Still Stand with the Men of Good Will? Featured

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Two years before his death, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed the

.  It was his contribution to the annual Christmas concert for widows of Viennese musicians, and it was destined to become so well loved that it would still be performed in the world’s great concert halls at Christmastime centuries later. At its premiere, Mozart surprised Vienna by taking to the stage unannounced beforehand and playing the viola part himself.

The date was December 22, 1789.
Yes, 1789—the year the French Revolution sent waves of horror across Europe, including in Imperial Vienna. Yet the maestro managed to insulate himself from the din of bloody revolution and compose a piece of music so sublime it would capture the sweet essence of the old world and stand in stark contrast to a new one in violent making.

Then as now the holy Feast made it possible for weary men to make believe the world hadn’t gone mad after all. Like that Quintet of 1789, Christmas still has the power to put revolutions on hold.

An Appeal to Pope Francis to Stop the Madness

The Mike 'n' Chris Show covers the Vatican's statement against sharing Jesus with the Jews, Francis's plans for de facto Catholic divorce, the Immaculate Conception laser scandal at St. Peter's and the Remnant's appeal to Pope Francis to change course or resign.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

New From Remnant TV...Vatican Scandals Featured

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a massThought of the Day: All practicing Roman Catholic soldiers in WWII were "traditional Catholics" who attended the  Latin Mass exclusively. So what happened?

One of the distressing complaints so often heard from those who attend the Novus Ordo Liturgy is: “I didn’t get anything out of that Mass.” Such persons should be reminded that Catholics traditionally did not come to Mass to be entertained; rather then, as now, the main focus for attending Mass is to worship Almighty God.

The God-centered Traditional Latin Mass offers a remedy to those wayward souls in the form of the “Commemoration of the Living.” For those who attend the Mass of the Ages, the Commemoration of the Living, at the beginning of the Canon of the Mass, makes it abundantly clear what we hope “to get” out of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

I don’t care for the term neo-Catholic, for it is too often used as pejorative.  For this reason, you will not often find the term in my writing, not least for the reason that I was frequently accused of being one. 

The term neo-Catholicism actually has a meaning, even if that precise meaning is frequently ignored.  Generally, the term refers to Catholics that take their faith seriously, but generally don’t have a problem with the Church of the last 50 years, even embracing changes that have proven themselves disastrous.
Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Grand Inversion at the Heart of Neo-Catholicism Featured

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An Urgent Appeal to Pope Francis to Either Change Course or Renounce the Petrine Office 

December 8, 2015
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Your Holiness:
Pope Celestine V (r. 1294), recognizing his incapacity for the office to which he had so unexpectedly been elected as the hermit Peter of Morrone, and seeing the grave harm his bad governance had caused, resigned the papacy after a reign of only five months. He was canonized in 1313 by Pope Clement V. Pope Boniface VIII, removing any doubt about the validity of such an extraordinary papal act,
confirmed in perpetuity (ad perpetuam rei memoriam) that “the Roman Pontiff may freely resign.”

A growing number of Catholics, including cardinals and bishops, are coming to recognize that your pontificate, also the result of an unexpected election, is likewise causing grave harm to the Church. It has become impossible to deny that you lack either the capacity or the will to do what your predecessor rightly observed a pope must do: “constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Year of Mercy Begins: An Open Letter to Pope Francis Featured

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Editor’s Note: Okay, are you tired of the shouting and the bickering? Want to get back to what really matters, such as holiness, becoming a saint, staying sane, staying Catholic? Well, here you go. As Advent begins, please do yourself a favor and set aside 20 minutes to read and meditate on this powerful, quiet, calm and priestly message to all of us living in terribly frightening times.

We cannot get discouraged. We must not form a circular firing squad.  We cannot give in to bitterness and fear and anger. There was none of that at the foot of the first Cross and there must be none of it now at the foot of the new Cross on which the Mystical Body of Christ is being crucified. Read this article, hug your kids, pray your beads, and keep the old Faith. MJM

On Prayer [by St. Alphonsous Liguori]: O most Sorrowful and Immaculate Mother, thou didst weep so bitterly over thy Son Who died for my salvation. Thy Son is now dead on the Cross—that Son so loving, who loved thee so much! Weep, for thou hast reason to weep. Who can ever bring thee any consolation? Only this thought can console thee: that, by His death, Jesus conquered hell, opened heaven, and gained so many souls. From the throne of the Cross, He shall reign in many hearts, which, conquered by His love, will serve Him with love and devotion.
A New Video Short from Remnant TV

In one of Remnant TV’s new “Sunday Sermons from South St. Paul”,
that France—the great Catholic jewel of holy Christendom—is no longer the ‘eldest daughter of the Church.’ That daughter, says Father, is dead, and France today is the youngest daughter of Mohammed.


God help us, it would seem that Father is quite right.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Is ISIS Waking Christendom?

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Part One



O, my people,

Can you hear the howling wind
And the bleating of the sheep?
Can you see the darkened sky
And the dimming of the moon?
Can you hear the women weep
And the little children cry
When the fire burns
And the arrows fly
And the walls come crashing down?


Catholic culture is ruined. It has been turned upside down and inside out. Nothing means the same thing anymore; nothing makes sense. There is a battle raging for our minds and the Church Militant is losing. There is no will to fight, no banner to uphold, no trumpets to sound or bugles to play. The Catholic world has caved. Abaddon is raging like a bull through the City.