Gaudete et Exsultate is exactly what we have come to expect from this drearily predictable pontificate. To quote Carl Olsen in : “many good qualities and substantive passages… often overshadowed, or even undermined, by straw men, dubious arguments, and cheap shots.”
Bergoglian pronouncements in general are precisely vehicles for the delivery of straw men, dubious arguments and cheap shots, all invariably directed against orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Expressions of piety are wrapped around crass ecclesiastical demagoguery, a velvet glove for the clenched fist of militant humility so typical of the boorish cant of leftist Latin American clerics.
New from RTV's 'The Remnant Underground'
Down in the Catacombs, Michael Matt takes a closer look at the upcoming Synod on Young People (October 2018). The Synod on the Family opened the door for public adulterers to receive Holy Communion. So, what will the Synod on Young People bring? Church blessings of 'gay unions'? Women deacons and cardinals? A general relaxing of discipline where Catholic moral theology is concerned? The most dumbed-down generation of Catholics in history have submitted their demands to Pope Francis. So what now? Plus, Cardinal Burke is back, reinforcing the Church's position on public resistance to a wayward pontiff. Is this too little too late, or is the Cardinal signaling that his long awaited 'formal correction' of Pope Francis is finally imminent?
Introductory Note to the Editor: The real life of the woman called St. Veronica is virtually unknown. Some writers just guess about who she really was. But in the four volumes of Anne Catherine Emmerick’s Life of Jesus Christ, she is mentioned many times. Sometimes Anne Catherine calls her Seraphia, her real name, and sometimes Veronica, the woman of the veil. I have gathered from these four books tidbits of information about her life and wrote this little narrative about her. I felt her story of true dedication to Jesus all His life should be known. It was my hope that you would publish this article in The Remnant so others will know who this saintly person really was. She was, according to Anne Catherine Emmerich, the keeper of the Holy Grail until Christ requested it for the Last Supper. That is another story in itself. J. Meyer