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Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Tale of Two Churches

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Churchpop.com has unearthed an interesting and telling bit of video shot in Germany shortly after WWII. They ask the question: "Did you know the Church used to do things like this? The video is a news report about an amazing event called “Catholic Day” that took place in Germany in 1949. It was the 73rd time the event had occurred but was the first free religious rally in the country in 16 years (due to Nazi oppression and WWII). The video shows the crowd singing, hearing a message from a German cardinal, and hearing a recorded messaged from Pope Pius XII."

With a hat tip to Churchpop, here's the video:



Now, compare this to a video on World Youth Day produced by our friend, John Vennari:



Who could argue that what we have today is anything other than an entirely different religion?

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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.

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