150 years ago, Michael Matt's great-grandfather, Hugo Klapproth, was battling Freemasons, Modernists and liberals on order from Pope Leo XIII
The Fight for Tradition Started Long Before Vatican II
Clockwise from upper left: Hugo Klapproth, Joseph Matt, Michael Matt, Walter Matt
Father Johannes Janssen, S.J., was born on April 10, 1829. He was a historian and a member of the Prussian House of Deputies. In 1880, he was made domestic prelate to the pope and he died in Frankfurt in 1891.
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Frs. Jimmy Martin, SJ, and Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP
There hasn’t been a lot of good news in my archdiocese lately—not for years, in fact. In the face of the massive legal costs relating to clergy sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in 2015.
Last year, our Archdiocese earned the sad distinction of having brokered the largest bankruptcy settlement of its kind between Church leaders and abuse victims, involving some 450 victims and a $210,290,724 settlement.
The Remnant calls for worldwide support of all traditional Catholic priests
Pope Francis/Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
When a group of feminists in Argentina wanted to mark International Women’s Day a couple of years back, they dressed a woman up to look like the Mother of God and had her perform a mock (with fake blood) abortion on herself in front of Our Lady of the Incarnation Cathedral in the city of San Miguel de Tucuman. The photographs of this blasphemy are too vile to display again here.
Though the anemic post-conciliar Church in that once-Catholic country could do nothing to stop this, one Catholic priest, Father Leandro Bonnin, wrote an open letter on Facebook, arguing that this “blasphemy has exceeded all limits. A blasphemy with all the unmistakable signs of the diabolical: with his malice, his perversity, and above all with his hatred of Mary.”
U.S. Attorney General, Bill Barr
In an interview with Jan Crawford of CBS, Attorney General William Barr said something that should strike fear in the hearts of all the conspirators involved in the plot to remove President Trump from office based on fabricated evidence of the fabricated non-crime of “colluding with the Russians” or, failing that, to accuse him of obstructing the phony investigation of the fake crime.
Crawford suggested that Barr was risking his reputation, “a reputation that you worked your whole life on,” by “protecting the President”—meaning, of course, exposing the illegal activities of the plotters. To which suggestion Barr replied:
Yeah, but everyone dies and I’m not… You know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that, you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you (chuckles) over the centuries, you know.
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If you do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, do NOT receive Communion in my church today. See me in the sacristy after Mass and I’ll try to help you. But don’t you dare approach the rail.”
Mark Shea and Tommy Lee -- two washed up peas in a has-been pod
Behold the fearless haters of Donald Trump. Righteous in their resolve, they’ll do anything to help the world understand how woke they are. Some of them—the few, the proud, the goateed—will go so far as to cuss and swear about it in front of God and everybody.
Each a rock star in his own right, these two bodacious boomers are going where every be-gauged, tattooed, Starbucked, social justice warrior has gone before—to the cliched heights of profanity-laced Trump bashing.
These guys mean business!
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The SSPX Falsely Accused of Harboring Predator Priests
What's going to happen to the Catholic priesthood? Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the visible Church? With the largest fraternity of traditional Catholic priests in the world falsely accused of harboring predators and becoming a safe haven for abusive priests, Michael J. Matt considers the ramifications of weaponizing the clerical abuse crisis.
Should we operate under the presumption of guilt, or do we stand in defense of the right of every priest in the world -- Novus, Sede, Trad and Neo-Cath -- to have benefit of due process and the rule of law?
In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting. (Photo: Ivan Pierre Aguirre)
It's mourning in America again. Two mass shootings within 24 hours over the weekend—one in Texas and the other in Ohio. The death toll has risen to 31, with dozens more in hospital.
Murdered Americans lying in the streets mean one thing to too many unprincipled American politicians: A political opportunity.
Democratic presidential hopeful, Beto O'Rourke, didn't miss a beat. Hours after the shooting in El Paso, he took it upon himself to unleash a televised tirade against Donald Trump—the “racist” who, according to O'Rourke, is personally responsible for the murder of 20 Americans in El Paso:
We're greatly encouraged to read the recent interview of Archbishop Viganò, posted at InsideTheVatican.com a few days ago.
As faithful Catholics struggle to effectively confront the crisis in the Church and, with breaking hearts, to keep up with the spoof going on inside the Vatican, Archbishop Viganò emerges as both a ray of hope and voice of sanity.
Viganò has been living in silence—his own words—and yet keeping a shrewd eye on Francis Revolution. The upcoming Amazon Synod, as represented by the gosh-awful Instrumentum Laboris (IL), garnered a special rebuke from the Archbishop.
School may be out for the summer, but the lingering pall of the standardized test hangs over playgrounds, summer camps and amusement parks like a rainy day at a picnic.
Recently, celebrities were caught bribing and swindling the college admissions system to get their prodigy accepted into top universities. Since then an illuminating light has been focused upon the collegiate admissions process and in this particular case, the illustrious SAT exam.
New from RTV. . .In this week's Sunday Sermon from South Saint Paul, Father tackles the question of how the sheep can know the good shepherds from the bad.
Shall we continue to follow bad shepherds, merely because they wear the right robes? Or do we look at them as Christ looked at the acting high priest of His day--the corrupt Caiaphas and his evil father-in-law Annas? Do we follow them over the cliff and onto the rocks far below?