“The results that have followed the Council seem cruelly opposed to the expectation of all, to begin with that of Pope John XXIII, then that of Paul VI . . . The Popes and the conciliar Fathers were expecting a new Catholic unity and, on the contrary, we have gone towards a dissension which, to take again the words of Paul VI, appears to have passed from self-criticism to self-destruction.” (Cardinal Ratzinger, 1985, quoted in Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s They Have Uncrowned Him, p. 231)
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Something different tonight — Michael Matt shares clips from a vintage documentary on the Second Vatican Council, and asks a few easy questions:
As the late Solange Hertz so eloquently writes:
God revealed to us that misfortunes otherwise inexplicable are the work of the author of evil: “An enemy has done this!” (Matt 13:28). Whoever does not believe in the oft-ridiculed “conspiracy theory” of history quite simply does not believe in the existence of the devil, who moves both men and events. Great numbers of his dupes labor to promote satanic causes without necessarily being aware of the source of their inspiration. This is the essence of conspiracy, literally a “co-inspiration.” Harnessing masses of witless sinners by appealing to their vices and appetites, fallen angelic intelligences do indeed influence the course of history. The less their victims know the better. 1
Smoking ceremonies are not ‘inculturation’ … and it is irresponsible to suggest otherwise. A July 13 article from Pillar Catholic, which was presented as an ‘explainer’ of indigenous smoking ceremonies, completely missed the mark by failing to look behind the sympathetic facade to see the real harms being perpetrated by the use of pagan rituals. Particularly disappointing was the manner in which commentary from the emeritus Archbishop of Philadelphia, Archbishop Chaput, was used to sanction anti-Catholic ‘inculturation’.
“The Holy Spirit does not always prevent the necessary consequences of our negligence.” (Fr. Alvaro Calderon, Prometheus: The Religion of Man, p. 201)
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In this edition of The Remnant Underground, Michael explains why the FBI is so obsessed with the Latin Mass movement. Far from fading into obscurity, the Traditional Catholic movement is the talk of the most powerful people on earth, even making its way to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
Here’s why the Latin Mass communities pose a threat to the New World Order. But first, Michael introduces his new granddaughter, Evelyn Pia Marie Matt.
Michael Matt's video address to the International Symposium held in Tokyo, the theme of which is "Counter-revolution, a medicine for our times."
Indeed, it is a medicine, agrees Michael, but it is also an honor borne out of love.
The lack of catechesis and the disease of ritualism
How was “the Liturgical Revolution” (Michael Davies) possible? How can we explain the fact that a vast majority of priests, bishops and Catholic layman accepted the replacement of the Mass of the Roman Rite, codified by Pope Pius V, by the Novus Ordo Mass designed by the infamous Archbishop Bugnini and other “experts” under Pope Paul VI?
Those who love the true Catholic Faith know firsthand how lost we would be without it. Through the Catholic Church we have the salutary truths entrusted to it by Our Lord and the Sacraments He instituted. Nothing is more precious than this gift of the Faith that God has given us, and if we truly love another person we would want them to have the same gift.
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“We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children” – that is what the LGBT folks are shouting in the streets of America. But when a woman in Minnesota tried to defend the children, they called her the hater.
Thirty years ago, Andres Serrano became infamous for photographing a crucifix in a jar of urine, but Pope Francis just invited him to the Vatican. The neo-Catholic useful idiots insist that Francis is just calling for “dialogue.” What do you think?
Although the issue of modern art and beauty had in general disturbed me for many years, it came to focus in one of my travels to Peru a few years prior to the Covid “pandemic”, when I was invited to partake in what this Catholic group calls a “tertulia” (a gathering where literary or artistic topics are discussed). The topic for discussion was art and beauty, just what the doctor ordered I thought, as I prepared myself for a treat.