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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

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Quietism and pious platitudes simply won't do this time, since all that is necessary for the Modernists to triumph over the Church is for faithful Catholics to remain silent...  --Michael J. Matt

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Editor's Note: If the following testimony is painful to read, just imagine how painful it must have been to write. Father has asked that his name be withheld from our readers, but not from me.  I've known this good and holy priest for  many years, and I know that his testimony is absolutely true. God help us, I wish it were otherwise.   MJM

We were young—very young; we were innocent—quite innocent; and we all had something else in common: we wanted to be priests. At the tender age of thirteen and right out of grade school, I and 40 other teen kids with a calling left home to explore the possibility that we might have a vocation to the priesthood. The seminary was remote and far away and we had few occasions to visit family. I remember my father remarking as he dropped me off at the seminary, “Looks like a prison.” It was that--and worse!

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There are a lot of things about what is happening now to be glad about. These mostly involve things that are now becoming more widely known and understood by believing Catholics that had previously been obscure. Taken together they are creating what could be termed “paradigmatic” changes – shifts of whole ways of thinking, a framework or paradigm for understanding the issues becoming clear.

New from The Remnant Underground...

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 Just before Season 6 of The Remnant Underground gets underway, Michael Matt checks in from the set of a new RTV program to comment on the 'scandal of the century'--credible charges leveled by a Vatican diplomat against top authorities in the Church--including Pope Francis--alleging an orchestrated cover-up for the sexual pervert and now-disgraced Theodore Cardinal McCarrick. While Francis refuses to answer the charges and neo-Catholics attempt to 'shoot the messenger', Michael asks the questions: What are they so afraid of? Why are they trying to block a formal investigation of these credible accusations? What are they trying to hide, and for how long have they been trying to put one over on the Catholic people?

Leave the homosexual clerics in place. Fear the young neo-traditionalists. Stop the restoration...

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This article was first written to address the neo-Catholic commentator Massimo Faggioli’s attempt, following the Pennsylvania grand jury report and the fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to minimize the homosexual crisis in the Church and blunt the correlative rise of what he derides as “neo-traditionalism.” As my piece was about to go to press, however, EWTN’s National Catholic Register broke the explosive story on the written testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former apostolic nuncio to the United States (2011 to 2016).  Faggioli’s propaganda piece now becomes merely illustrative of the points to be made here in light of this astonishing and indeed providential development.

In his eleven-page account, affirmed under oath, the Archbishop, marking a turning point in Church history, declares that senior Vatican officials, including former Secretaries of State Angelo Sodano and Tarcisio Bertone as well as Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, coordinator of Pope Bergoglio’s “Council of Cardinals”, covered up McCarrick’s decades of sexual predation and that Bergoglio himself continued the coverup.

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RTV's 'Sunday Sermons from South St. Paul' addresses the true, demonic nature of sexual/power abuse in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, as well as the cover-up campaign that’s been going on for decades. In another courageous sermon, this diocesan priest uses his own experiences with predators in the seminary to corroborate Archbishop Vigano accusations against bishops, cardinals and Pope Francis.

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It is a rare and an extremely grave fact in Church History that a bishop accuses publicly and specifically a reigning Pope. In a recently published document (from August 22, 2018) Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò testifies, that since five years, Pope Francis had known two facts: that Cardinal Theodor McCarrick committed sex offenses against seminarians and against his subordinates, and that there are sanctions, which Pope Benedict XVI imposed on him. Furthermore, Archbishop Viganò confirmed his statement by a sacred oath invoking the name of God. There is, therefore, no reasonable and plausible cause to doubt the truth content of the document of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Remnant Editor's Note: This could well mark the beginning of the end of the disastrous pontificate of Pope Francis. The former apostolic nuncio to the United States has accused Francis of repealing sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict XVI on then-Cardinal McCarrick for sexual abuse. This is a charge most serious, perhaps without precedent in modern times.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's 11-page statement, released to the National Catholic Register, accuses Pope Francis of covering for McCarrick, ignoring the sanctions that Pope Benedict had imposed on McCarrick, and also of making McCarrick a trusted counselor who became Francis's "kingmaker" when it came to American appointments and was highly instrumental in the Pope's decision to elevate far-Left bishops such as Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark to the College of Cardinals.

So serious is the cover-up that for the good of the Church and protection of the faithful, Archbishop Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign. But before Francis resigns, we the Catholic faithful demand that he also remove from the College of Cardinals those who conspired even before the 2013 conclave to make Jorge Mario Bergoglio pope come hell or high water. He and the St. Gallen Group know exactly who they are.

Also, as this is an unprecedented moment in papal history, perhaps the unprecedented step of recalling Benedict XVI to the Chair of St. Peter should also be considered sooner rather than later, before this crisis gets any more out-of-control than it already is. May God save His Church MJM 


by His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganò
Titular Archbishop of Ulpiana
Apostolic Nuncio

In this tragic moment for the Church in various parts of the world — the United States, Chile, Honduras, Australia, etc. — bishops have a very grave responsibility. I am thinking in particular of the United States of America, where I was sent as Apostolic Nuncio by Pope Benedict XVI on October 19, 2011, the memorial feast of the First North American Martyrs. The Bishops of the United States are called, and I with them, to follow the example of these first martyrs who brought the Gospel to the lands of America, to be credible witnesses of the immeasurable love of Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life.

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The Prince of this World has made a grand display of his authority in the last few centuries. Our saving grace is that, while Westerners no longer believe in God, they still believe in the Devil. We’re at least clear-eyed enough to recognize true evil at work in the world, even if we can no longer see the great Good hidden behind the veil.

Still, we’re also averse to speaking in terms of good and evil. Right and wrong? Maybe. But good and evil have a supernatural ring we usually reserve for dramatic and abominable crimes, like genocide. Yet everything right is good, and everything wrong is evil. The evils we encounter in our day-to-day lives might not be a spectacle, like jihadists beheading a journalist on live television. All the same, evil is part of ordinary life. It dwells deep in our hearts – each and every one of us.

51 Years of The Remnant are About to Become Live Online...

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Editor's Intro: Last year, The Remnant Newspaper celebrated its 50th anniversary in the Catholic press apostolate. This means that ever since 1967—just two years after the close of the Second Vatican Council and two years before the promulg­ation of Pope Paul’s New Mass—The Remnant has been going to press every two weeks, chronicling both the history of the Modernist revolution in the Catholic Church as well as the grassroots Catholic counterrevolution that followed, i.e., the traditional Catholic movement.

It can be said without exaggeration, then, that The Remnant is the newspaper of record for the post-conciliar Traditional Catholic counterrevolution in the English-speaking world.

In point of fact, when the founding editor of The Remnant died in 2002, the late, great Michael Davies wrote this in the pages of The Remnant: