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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cardinal on Pope's Trip to Latin America: 'Everything is Awesome'

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This just in from Catholic World News: "Cardinal: Pope's Trip to Latin America is 'authentic springtime' for the Church". In an essay published on the front page of L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia said that Pope Francis’ trip to Latin America marks “a new season, an authentic springtime” for the Church.    

In this springtime, one can “no longer separate the defense of human dignity, the protection of creation, and the strengthening of the family, the denunciation of the unjust economy,” he added, since each is “united to the mystery of the Incarnation.

"The great themes of opening and closing papal addresses of the Second Vatican Council-- the need to apply “medicinal mercy” rather than heed “prophets of doom,” and the spirituality of the Good Samaritan-- remain relevant today, Cardinal Bassetti said.

REMNANT COMMENT: Right, so, incredibly (!) spring has sprung, despite the bodies of millions of aborted babies piled high all over the world, 'Catholic' Ireland's recent plunge into the sea of sodomy, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to make homosexual marriage the law of the land, massive defections from the Catholic Church which over the past half century have more than decimated the remnant of Christendom, rampant apostasy even in seminaries and so-called Catholic universities, and the fact that Catholics are now divorcing and contracepting at nearly the same rate as their non-Catholic counterparts.  Despite all of the systemic rot and loss of faith, the promised springtime has finally come marching in.

Well halle-dang-lujah!

Yep, Pope Francis just jetted on down to Latin America—the once-Catholic land his own immediate predecessor admitted is now "hemorrhaging" souls into non-Catholic sects—made a few forgettable speeches, shocked the world by accepting a sacrilegious gift rich in the symbolism of Godless communism, and that’s about all there is to it. Everything's awesome now!

In fact, it's all so awesome that we'd like to join the Cardinal in basking in the warm and fuzzy light of this new springtime with a little number we call: Everything is Awesome.

Take it away, boys:

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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.