"From the first moment I saw him, I knew that he was going to be a Modernist wrecking ball..." - George Neumayr.
While reviewing The Political Pope, a noted Catholic writer claimed the author of this book about the current pope was "...relentlessly ideological, and too systematic for such a free-wheeling figure." That description puzzled me, for Neumayr had only described events that demonstrated his deep-seated conviction the current Pontifex Maximus was nothing more - or less - than a revolutionary cleric, whose actions served as a wrecking ball to the Church's historical past and traditions. To the contrary, he was not ideological at all; he was simply describing the baleful changes he's noted under Pope Francis. Those changes were initially witnessed when Neumayr was a student, decades ago, at the Jesuit University of San Francisco, where the Modernist mantra ruled. It still does. Is it any wonder, then, that his initial reaction to the first Jesuit pope was not tinged with enthusiasm?
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Reporting from Austria, Michael Matt describes how the explosion of traditional Catholicism in Europe signals Modernism's fundamental vulnerability.
Case in Point: Nearly 20,000 came together for a traditional Catholic rendezvous in France over Pentecost weekend that promises two things:
Author's Intro (Exclusive for The Remnant): The feeling a lot of Catholics have today in the Church is often similar to a feeling of being alienated from your own country. I talked about this many times with my friend Aldo Maria Valli, a journalist and a writer, who has been a vaticanist for years. In his blog Duc in altum (among the most popular and authoritative) he has long been committed to the defense of Catholic tradition, the right doctrine and correct liturgy, even if years ago he was more a Catholic leaning toward the liberal side. I too, a Church musician for decades, have tried to understand the reasons behind the many changes in the Church in recent years, changes that now I can no longer justify. And it seems things are not going to change soon. This has given to us a sense of being uprooted, and this is the main reason behind our book, "Uprooted. Dialogues on the Liquid Church" (2018 Chorabooks). It is a book in the form of dialogue about the many issues that we are facing: liturgy, homosexuality, crisis of priesthood, mercy and justice and many more.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Raymond Cardinal Burke
Explanatory note to the “Declaration of the truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Church of our time”
In our time the Church is experiencing one of the greatest spiritual epidemics, that is, an almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation, which is a seriously contagious danger for spiritual health and eternal salvation for many souls. At the same time one has to recognize a widespread lethargy in the exercise of the Magisterium on different levels of the Church’s hierarchy in our days. This is largely caused by the non-compliance with the Apostolic duty - as stated also by the Second Vatican Council - to “vigilantly ward off any errors that threaten the flock” (Lumen gentium, 25).
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The day before the 2019 Pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres, U.S. coordinator Michael J. Matt explains the significance of the largest international traditional Catholic annual rendezvous in the world today--the Notre Dame de Chretiente Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres. With over 10,000 traditional Catholics coming into Paris from all over the world, Michael comments on what this is, its history and what it portends for the future of the Catholic Church.
The Cathedral of Chartres is the Key to Understanding the Pilgrimage to Chartres
This has been standing here for centuries. The premier work of man perhaps in the whole Western world, and it’s without a signature: Chartres. A celebration to God’s glory and to the dignity of man. All that’s left, most artists seem to feel these days, is man... There aren’t any celebrations. Ours, the scientists keep telling us, is a universe which is disposable. You know, it might be just this one anonymous glory of all things, this rich stone forest, this epic chant, this gaiety, this grand, choiring shout of affirmation, which we choose when all our cities are dust, to stand intact, to mark where we have been, to testify to what we had it in us to accomplish.” - Orson Welles
Umbria, not Montecasino; the true cradle of Western Monasticism
In tourist brochures, Umbria is called the “green heart” of Italy - the only region without a coast, and the exact geographic centre of the country. Though the most tourists usually hear about Umbria is about St. Francis, his was in fact a late revival; the roots of Catholic mystical spirituality go much deeper into Umbrian history.
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The European Union vs. the Kingship of Christ.
From the Editor's Desk, Michael J. Matt takes a closer look at the ramifications of huge advances for the populist movement in the recent European elections. What does this tell us about the EU and the pontificate of Pope Francis?
Italian journalist Antonio Socci says the vote for Matteo Salvini—the populist leader who entrusted Italy the Mother of God recently in Milan—was in fact a vote against Pope Francis and his globalist open-borders friends. Is Socci right?
By the way, why does Francis, who has met with Bono, the abortionist Bonino and Joe Biden, refuse to meet with Salvini?
Photo: Walter Matt
In the April 30th issue of The Remnant Newspaper, the week after Notre Dame burned and amid rumors of coming glass roofs and “modernists monstrosities”, Michael Matt wrote the following:
And if we’re to make an educated conjecture on what will happen to Notre Dame in Paris, perhaps we should look to Notre Dame de Chartres (also UNESCO World Heritage Site) which for the past ten years has been undergoing one of the greatest state-sponsored restoration projects in Europe. The state will restore Notre Dame in all of her glory, perhaps just in time for the post-Novus Ordo victory party when she will become ours again. In France the churches are all state-owned; so this is hardly mere wishful thinking.”
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St. Bede was born in northern England in the year 673. At the age of seven, he was sent, as an oblate, to a nearby monastery. In 686 the plague struck, and only two surviving monks were capable of singing the full offices; one was Bede, about 13 years old at the time. When he was only19, he was ordained a deacon by the bishop of his diocese. He became a priest at the age of 30.
A Letter from Rome...
In May of 2011, the TLM was celebrated on the high altar of St. Peter's Bascilica by Cardinal Brandmüller
In traditionalist circles, the city of Rome is sometimes seen as a center of doctrinal corruption and anti-ethical morality. But Rome, in addition to remaining the perennial center of universal Christianity, is also the place where, in the last fifty years since the promulgation of the Novus Ordo Missae, an unwavering loyalty to the ancient Roman Rite has been displayed by both the clergy and the laity alike. It is worth remembering this as we mark the anniversary of the liturgical reform, initiated by the Second Vatican Council and implemented by Paul VI, which the Jesuit historian of the Church Giacomo Martina has called “an authentic liturgical revolution, much greater than that of the Council of Trent” (Storia della Chiesa, Morcelliana, Brescia 1995, vol. III, p. 359).