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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Day of Wrath for the Novus Ordo

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CBC Radio 2, hosted by Tom Allen, has put together a fantastic look at how the medieval chant, "Dies Irae" (meaning the song of death) has wormed its way from 600 AD into the films of today including John Williams' score for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Dimitri Tiomkin's score for Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, Howard Shore's score for The Lord of the Rings and even inspired Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells", which are heard at the beginning of William Friedkin's The Exorcist.

When you see Pope Francis waging war on Catholic tradition, isn't it interesting to speculate about what aspects of his Novus Ordo will still be influential 1600 years from now?  Or, how about 160 years from now?  I think I can answer that: zero, zip, zilch, nada-- not one bit of the rotting corpse of the Novus Ordo will survive.

The Lord God Himself is preserving the old Catholic traditions, with or without Pope Francis:

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.