Join the worldwide remnant in prayer every day at 3:00 (Central Time), for the triumph of truth and the courageous princes of the Church over evil modernists who will do all in their power to thwart the Church’s infallible teachings on marriage and the family.
Specifically, for the defeat of the Kasper Proposal, let us pray…
The Traditional Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
O Most Glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and in our wrestling against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places (Eph 6:12). Come to the aid of men, whom GOD created incorruptible, and to the Image of His own Likeness He made him (Wis 2:23); and from the tyranny of the devil He bought him at a great price (Cor 7:23).
For the Synod on the Family: Please Pray with The Remnant Every Day from Now through OctoberBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
"Rad Trad" chat about the dire warnings of Our Lady of Akita, Pope Francis green-lighting the SSPX priests to hear confession for one year (?) and other weird developments as the world braces for October's Schism on the Family.
By the way, Remnant TV (RTV) now has its own video platform here at RemnantNewspaper.com. Yes, we're gradually moving away from YouTube. But we will continue to post our videos on YouTube as we make the big move over to our very own Internet TV home. Thanks for your patience as we make this important transition.
Cardinals Against Cardinals - Our Lady of Akita and Francis the First FeaturedBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
"Oddsfish, Chuck! Let's just call it 'annulment' then..."
Early reports are in, and it looks like Pope Francis, as expected, has radically reformed the process by which Catholics may annul their marriages, streamlining steps that many liberals in the church considered too cumbersome.
The move is the latest in a series of public relations initiatives, whereby Francis hopes to make his pontificate appear more responsive to the needs of lay Catholics, especially those who have "long felt marginalized" by the hierarchy (READ: Don't like Catholic moral theology).
The three main changes announced on Tuesday are:
Henry's Revenge: Pope "Streamlines Annulment Process"By: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Laws may be unjust through being opposed to the Divine good: such are the laws of tyrants inducing to idolatry, or to anything else contrary to the Divine law: and laws of this kind must nowise be observed, because, as stated in Acts 5:29, "we ought to obey God rather than man." Summa Theologica I-II, q. 96, Art. 4
When St. Thomas Aquinas wrote these words over seven hundred years ago they were more theoretical than practical. Despite their failings, the rulers in the thirteenth century would never have dreamed of enacting laws that compelled direct violation of the divine law. We now find ourselves in a society in which increasingly law makers and judges think nothing of creating laws that require violation of the divine and natural law.
Protestant Jailed for Defending Catholic Doctrine: Welcome to the Brave New WorldBy: Brian McCall | Remnant Columnist
Gotta Love This New World Order! (Season 3, Episode 4) FeaturedBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Some points on yesterday’s bombshell letter from Pope Francis validating SSPX confessions:
o First we were told the SSPX bishops were excommunicated and in schism, and their priests suspended and in schism.
o Then were told the bishops were no longer excommunicated, but still in schism—or kind of in schism—while the priests were suspended and in schism, or kind of.
o Then we were told that neither the bishops nor the priests were in schism, but only “lacking full communion,” with “no canonical mission in the Church.” The priests, however, are still suspended.
Pope Francis and the SSPX: Who's On First? FeaturedBy: Christopher A. Ferrara
Tradition is rising and will ultimately be victorious.
Michael Matt compares the SSPX and the FSSP, and asks the obvious question: When will we all begin to see the big picture?
New From Remnant TV...A Ceasefire: The FSSP vs. the SSPXBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
The papal nagging, the scolding and often incomprehensible admonishing would not be nearly so offensive if it had any serious, weighty moral or doctrinal content. What is going on here?
Is the world finally tiring of the Francis Show? It seems the shine is coming off the Franciscan penny, at least in the US, where “approval ratings” are a thing. The aftermath of his encyclical, Laudato si, has seen quite a bit of shouting and confusion in the US where the “settled science” on climate change is considerably less settled than it tends to be in Europe. Last month, even the mainstream American press noted a significant drop in Pope Francis’ popularity and there are rumblings even from behind the bastions – increasingly resembling barricades – of the pope’s biggest fan base in the American Catholic blogging world.
Petered Out: Will the Francis Show Get Cancelled? FeaturedWritten by Hilary White
Editor’s Note: Just to be perfectly clear, Father X is not SSPX or 'independent'. He is a priest in good standing with superiors who in turn are in good standing with Rome. Though he usually offers Mass in the Traditional Rite, he also celebrates the Novus Ordo. His words indicate that Catholic priests from all walks of life in the Church today are deeply concerned about the new direction in which Pope Francis seems determined to take the Church we all love. Please pray for the Holy Father. God help us all. MJM
Dear Mr. Matt,
Following up my article in the July 31st Remnant on how Pope Francis 'demythologizes' the miracle of the loaves and fishes, I would like to recommend to readers the following practice, which I myself have recently adopted.
Pray for the Intentions of the Holy Father? Really? FeaturedBy: Father X
"What Have You Done To Our Catholic Church!"
Editor’s Note: Back in 1982, in Today Magazine’s April issue, Anne Roche penned an article called “The Way It Used to Be”. We recently discovered this article as it was reproduced in one of the late, great Hamish Fraser’s Approaches magazines from the early 1980s. Presumably this sobering article reflects the sort of thinking that eventually prompted Anne Roche Muggeridge’s masterwork, The Desolate City: Revolution in the Catholic Church. With prayers for the repose of her soul, let us read Anne’s beautiful description of the way things used to be and the way they surely will be again, in God’s good time. MJM
I must sometimes have gone to Mass in the day-light when I was young, but umy strongest memory is of coming thankfully into it out of the cold dark. At first, to keep my father company. He was a millwright and had to work every Sunday. I used to hurry through the chill Newfoundland mornings with him, shivering, fasting, to the poor little basement church, down into the warm, candlelit, holy silence. The church was always surprisingly full. Men from the mill with their lunch baskets, going on or coming off shift, sometimes black-faced from unloading coal boats all night, kneeling on the floor at the back, too filthy to venture into a pew. Nurses, and our doctor in his vast raccoon coat, with his bag, after a night call. A Mountie in full uniform. Young people still in evening dress after a party.
The Way It Used to BeBy: Anne Roche
"This is a Machiavellian Pope. His encyclical is a very good issue for us progressives.” ~Tom Hayden, 60s radical, former environmental advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown
The echo chamber from the anarchists at Occupy Wall Street chanting ‘down with the 1%’ reverberates in the pontifical palaces at the Vatican.
Although the ‘60s radicals are greying, they are still around wreaking havoc. In 2011, they dusted off their Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, armed with Molotov cocktails, drugs, and revolutionary rage, and headed for lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. Make no mistake, the Occupy Wall Street (Occupy) movement was fomented by socialists from the 60s, and
the civil unrest was choreographed by union thugs. Like all revolutionaries, their targets were the police, the banks, the government, and violence was their means of intimidation.