TODAY'S CATHOLIC CURRENT radio broadcast featured Remnant Editor, Michael J. Matt.
The show’s host, Fr. Robert McTeigue, invited Mr. Matt to the show to answer the question: Is United Nations ideology infiltrating the Vatican?
The invitation came on the heels of a recent Remnant TV video: VATICAN'T: Catholic/UN Population Control.
“I’ve been through MERS, SARS, Ebola, the first Gulf war and the second, and I don’t recall anything like this. There’s unnecessary, exaggerated panic. We have to calm people down…. [E]everybody is whipping everybody else up into panic — the leaders, via the media, and the wider public — who then in turn start to stress out the leaders. We’ve entered some kind of vicious cycle.” - Dr. Jihad Bishara, Israeli virologist
Editor’s Note: I realize many good people are frightened by what’s going on just now. I also realize that families in Europe and China especially have been terribly impacted by the Coronavirus, which has claimed lives—real people’s lives, living in the real world. We pray for them and we resolve not to let them die in vain by failing to take ordinary precautions here in the United States that will prevent what happened to them from happening to us. That said, we must also put the crisis in its proper perspective. This will keep panic at bay, which in turn will dramatically reduce the threat caused by hoarding of everything from medical supplies to toilet paper to food.
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During the Coronavirus pandemic, it may be prudent for some people in 'at risk categories' not to go to Mass for a couple of weeks. There is no Mass obligation for those who are ill or in danger of becoming ill.
But closing churches and stopping all Masses at a time like this is an outrage. So, why are so many 'progressive’ shepherds, who said they were going to make the Church into a “field hospital”, suddenly locking their churches and heading for cover during the flock’s moment of most desperate spiritual need? What happened to the Church of Accompaniment? Church of Abandonment is more like it.
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In the middle of the Coronavirus crisis, the city of St. Paul, Minnesota takes time out to celebrate Abortion Providers Appreciation Day. Even in the face of international crisis, we’re still hellbent on provoking the wrath of God. Why?
With VP Pence at the helm, the Trump Administration is being hailed for arming Americans against this vicious viral invader. (If you think otherwise, move to Italy!) So why are the globalists and their water carriers in the media trying to whip up the mob into blaming Trump for China’s virus?
We're all going to die of something but for the vast majority of us, it won't be the coronavirus. If the mainstream media would only stop weaponizing this, lives will be saved, the economy won't crash, Trump will crush Biden and, believe it or not, the world won't end.
It's a serious virus. No doubt about it. But it's still a virus. It's also being weaponized by ideological fanatics and irresponsible media types with an ax to grind against Donald Trump.
Once we move past the media-generated hysteria and take a breath, we should feel comforted by the fact that most of us are not going to get this flu and, those of us who do, are very likely going to recover from it, thanks be to God.
A Letter from Rome...
Angelus by Jean-François Millet (1814-1875)
TODAY EVERY CHRISTIAN finds himself almost constantly in the middle of a war. The war of a Christian is fought above all with spiritual weapons. Spiritual weapons have an immeasurable scope, because there is no natural good that can compare to even the smallest spiritual good. Theologians say that all of the material goods of the world are inferior to the smallest degree of grace. Grace is obtained by those who pray, and prayer is able to uproot mountains, as the Gospel tells us (Mk 11:23).
Among the spiritual weapons that are most dear to Christians is the prayer of the Angelus Domini, or simply “The Angelus,” a prayer that summarizes a theology of history. This prayer recalls the greeting that the Archangel Gabriel directed to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the night that changed the course of human history. Following the Annunciation by the Angel and the response of the Virgin, “Fiat mihi secundum Verbum Tuum,” the Incarnation of the Word took place.
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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK, Michael Matt asks some tough questions:
- Is Pope Francis promoting contraception in support of the United Nations' population control agenda?
- If not, how does Team Francis justify their public alliance with pro-abort globalists who believe they need to reduce population in order to save the planet?
“In the Garden, Jesus saw the tepidity, malice, and corruption of an infinite number of Christians, the lies and deceptions of proud teachers, all the sacrileges of wicked priests, the fatal consequences of each sin, and the abomination of desolation in the kingdom of God, in the sanctuary of those ungrateful human beings whom he was about to redeem with his blood at the cost of unspeakable sufferings.” – Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
I started to read and meditate on The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ in preparation for Lent. For those not familiar, it is purported to be the recorded visions of the Augustinian nun, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), who was the recipient of many mystic gifts and visions. She also is believed to have received the full stigmata, of which she reported suffering the physical effects of Jesus' punctured hands, feet, side, and forehead. I was particularly struck by her vivid descriptions of Jesus in the Garden of Olives, or as I prefer the “Garden of the Divine Agony.”
Kobe and Gianna Bryant, RIP
MY MIND WILL not turn from persistent meditation upon the horrors of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash. I believe all occupants of that doomed flight knew sheer terror as the beleaguered craft desperately fought to navigate through the dense fog. They most probably saw the oncoming hillside through the windscreen only a moment before impact. The crash serves as a metaphor for our meeting Jesus Crucified the moment of our deaths.
Goodbye, boys. I'm sorry, but you were too good for our brave new world.
A fairly devastating article appeared in The Washington Times yesterday, February 23, 2020. Entitled Boy Scouts of America's bankrupt moral standards embrace leftist ideals and written by Robert Knight, it chronicles the fall of the Boy Scouts of America. (Check that. Not the "fall" but the "targeting for elimination" of the Boy Scouts of America.)
I’ve never been a Boy Scout, nor are either of my young sons. But I can certainly sympathize with Mr. Knight when he confesses that both anger and sadness motivated him to write his courageous article—an article which, by the way, in the days to come could well win the man a one-way ticket to the gulag or the concentration camp or the respect camp or whatever they’ll call the detention camps for political prisoners in the future.