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Monday, September 19, 2016

HBO's 'The Young Pope': Another Christophobic Yawner Featured

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Whatever, Jude! Call us when the shuttle lands. Whatever, Jude! Call us when the shuttle lands.

From Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Academy Award®-winning 'The Great Beauty,' ‘The Young Pope’ tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius XIII's pontificate. The ten-episode series stars Jude Law as the complex and conflicted Pius XIII, the first American pope. The cast includes Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, an American nun living in Vatican City, as well as Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell. READ MORE

REMNANT COMMENT:  Okay, so before we get the email blasts tuned up ready to call for an international protest against The Young Pope, please, let's stop and think about this for a moment.

1) It comes from the notorious HBO—pioneer peddlers of pornography for every hotel and home in America.
2) HBO has been Christophobic and anti-Catholic since its inception, so this should come as no surprise. To protest an HBO series is to inadvertently suggest that the rest of HBO’s product is acceptable…which it most certainly is not!
3) The whole point of a series like this is to get you mad and thus to use your protest as free advertising for what would otherwise be a short-lived and low-rated HBO series that nobody watched.
4) The Vatican since Vatican II has become something of a joke, let’s face it. The fact that HBO thinks nothing of mocking it only illustrates that horrific art often takes advantage of horrific reality. 

In any event, as is the case with black 'masses' offered by loser 'satanists' still living in their mother's double-wide trailers, or second-string has-been football players trying to get attention by refusing to stand for the National Anthem--not every piece of idiocy merits our outrage and protest. Take the cameras away and the problem goes away.  This stupid HBO series will become a success only if it is fueled by our protest. Without protest the thing runs out of gas. A successful protest, on the other hand, might just make a few million dollars for the Christophobic haters that put it together.

Some demons are only driven out by prayer and fasting. So let’s go to Church and pray about this. Let's make reparation for it by fasting. Why not protest? Because those same demons love it when their provocations are successful. They WANT you to go dust off your protest sign.

Rule of thumb: When evildoers and morons can manipulate us into making a big deal out of their antics, they win and their message gets out.

Our advice? Consider the source--HBO--and IGNORE The Young Pope!

If you want to protest the antics of a pope, how about the real one?  Don't miss the massive statement of resistance, signed by three prominent traditional Catholic leaders, and appearing in the next print edition of The Remnant  

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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.