The Changing Face of "Schism" in the Catholic ChurchWritten by Michael J. Matt | Editor
This is "more offensive to God than black masses"?
These people are worse than Protestants?
These priests are "all in mortal sin"?
This is how Catholics who "lack full communion" behave?
Why is every manner of spiritual terrorism, liturgical barbarism and cafeteria Catholicism acceptable today, while faithful adherence to Tradition is deemed "radical", "fundamentalist" and the greatest sin of all?
Perhaps there is no greater indicator of crisis in the Church today than the hatred and public vitriol expressed by Catholics against other Catholics who have not changed, who have not gone along with the madness, who have remained faithful to Tradition.
The anti-Catholic revolution in centuries past made martyrs of faithful Catholics who refused to submit. But whether it was the early Roman Christians, the English Catholics, the French Vendeans, the Mexican Cristeros--a great revival of the old Faith always rose up like the phoenix from the blood of fallen heroes.
And today? The revolution has finally learned its lesson, and what was once martyred is now brainwashed. We're all modernists now...except for a tiny remnant that everyone must loudly hate in order to prove their "legitimacy" to the jailors of the new regime.
Why is our Church becoming inhabited by self-loathing Catholics for whom Tradition is like the crucifix to a vampire? Because we are losing the Faith--one New Mass, one council, one synod, one day at a time.
Attend the Old Mass. Pray the Old Rosary. Keep the Old Faith. Nothing else matters...nothing!
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.