A Letter From Rome . . .
A LARGE NUMBER of churches have welcomed the traditional Mass in Rome during the fifty years that have passed since the promulgation of the Novus Ordo Missae of Paul VI (3 April 1969), but the one that is most distinguished for the unbroken continuity with which the ancient Roman Rite has been celebrated there since 1969 is the Church of San Giuseppe a Capo le Case, on the Via Francesco Crispi, near the more famous Via Sistina.
The Blood of Christ, to which we owe our redemption, gives the life of each Christian a sacrifical character, as a participation in the immolation which Christ made of himself on Calvary. It is intimately linked to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is the unbloody renewal of the Sacrifice of the Cross. And it is not without significance that the Church of San Giuseppe a Capo, so intimately linked to the relic of the Precious Blood, has the privilege of being the most ancient Church of Rome, where there is a regular celebration of the Holy Mass according to the ancient Roman rite.
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Reporting from Tokyo, Michael J. Matt comments on cultures largely untouched by Christianity and how they differ from, say, Europe.
As Europe and America prepare to banish Christ from their borders, what can we learn from countries such as Japan that never embraced Him? Since Catholicism is, according to its critics, responsible for all the evil in the world, is this a good thing for Japan? Do the Catholic-bashing revisionists have a point?
Traditionalists talk a lot about finding ways to return the Church – and consequently the world – to the state of Christendom in the Age of Faith. We all have dreams of recreating the glories and certainties of medieval Christendom, and some monastics – Norcia, Le Barroux, Clear Creek, the Benedictines of Mary, the Carmelite monks of Cody, Wyoming - are even going so far as to bring these dreams to reality in stone and mortar. But much as we all love pointed arches and Gregorian Chant, is it possible that these dreams are leaving out a big piece of the puzzle? At least, in terms of rebuilding larger Catholic civilisation, are we perhaps forgetting that the fruits of Christian culture presuppose a social, political and cultural context that made such physical manifestations possible?
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From the Editor's Desk, Michael J. Matt comments on veteran journalist Damion Thompson losing his job as Editor-In-Chief of the Catholic Herald for telling the truth about the Amazon Synod. So, who's next?
What's a faithful Catholic to do in the face of what Walter Cardinal Brandmuller calls "heresy" and "apostasy" at the highest levels of the Church? What does Catholic resistance to the pontificate of Francis look like?
The 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki (first victims of Japan's Catholic persecution)
This weekend, Michael J. Matt will team up with the Traditional Catholic remnant in Japan for a conference on the French Revolution.
Michael’s talk answers the questions: What can Catholics today learn from the French Vendeans who resisted the demonic Revolution? And what can the remnant of Catholic believers learn from the “Hidden Christians” of Japan who kept the old Faith for 250 years—without the Mass and without priests?
He came in like a wrecking ball...
The Amazon Synod is widely being recognized, among serious people, for the patronizing, liberal sanctification of indigenous religions that it is.
Brussels and the Vatican are using the Amazon region as the laboratory for religious experimentation which promises to alter and deface the Bride of Christ beyond recognition.
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In this Sunday Sermon from South Saint Paul, Father defends the great virtue of patriotism as love of the land, hearth and home given to us by God in His Providence. Father then explains how faithful Catholics reconcile that virtue with a Catholic’s first duty to God Himself, especially now with ‘legal’ abortion and gay ‘marriage’ the law of the land in so many of our countries. Concluding with a beautiful paraphrase of the last words of St. Thomas More before he was executed, Father says: “To the extent that we are able, we live as good citizens of the United States of America but we live as citizens of the kingdom of God first and foremost with Christ our King.”
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Delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, with the relic of St. Peter.
On June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Vatican held a large ceremony. Among those present was a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
The pope presented them with precious relics of St. Peter, which had originally been venerated in the papal apartments. The relics were bone fragments found during excavations begun in the 1940s of the necropolis under St. Peter’s Basilica.
The pope claimed this was a token of “brotherhood and closeness”...whatever kind of closeness he imagines there can be with schismatics who deny the primacy of Peter.
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One of the original four dubia cardinals, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, recently called the Vatican’s working document (Instrumentum Laboris) for the upcoming Pan-Amazon Synod, “heretical” and an “apostasy” from Divine Revelation. He called upon Church leaders to “reject” it with “all decisiveness.”
Martin Luther was a Catholic priest who apostatized and got married. Francis -- a big fan of Luther's -- now wants to exploit the Amazon people and use them as an excuse to abolish the celibate priesthood.
Excerpt from the Current Print Edition of The Remnant (June 30, 2019 PREVIEW HERE)
After six painful years of Francis occupying the papal office, a prominent Archbishop has proclaimed publicly that Bergoglio is a bald-faced liar. In a recent email interview with the Washington Post, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò made the following unprecedented accusations:
Reporting from the streets of Budapest, Michael J. Matt visits the 'Museum of Terror' where Catholic cardinals, priests and laymen in Hungary were imprisoned, tortured and killed by Nazis and Communists from 1944 to 1991.