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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Still Cheaper by the Dozen: Bishop Baptizes Number 12 Featured

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Still Cheaper by the Dozen: Bishop Baptizes Number 12

Here's one from the old days: The twelfth child born to Catholic parents has the right to be baptized by the local bishop. 

Not happening too much anymore, of course, in the new & improved Church of Vatican II, but the custom was once standard operating procedure and is, at least in some cases, coming happily back. 

So His Excellency Bishop Andrew Harmon Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was kind enough to offer the Traditional Rite of Baptism for Sean Christopher--12th child of David and Miriam Dvorak.

This was a proud moment for all of us here at The Remnant since Little Sean is actually the newest member of the family. 

His mother is my sister Jane's eldest daughter, Miriam, and his father, David, hails from the famous Dvorak family--pioneers of the traditional Catholic movement here in Minnesota.


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It should be noted that Bishop Cozzens is no stranger to the Traditional Rites of the Catholic Church.  His Excellency has been generous and supportive of the traditional Catholic movement here in Minnesota.  Here he is, in fact, offering the Traditional Latin Mass in the grand old Cathedral of St. Paul, assisted by a number of priests from the Fraternity of St. Peter. 

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Many thanks, Your Excellency. God bless you. 

And a hearty word of welcome to Nephew Sean. I'd say "welcome to the Titanic" were it not for the fact that his arrival as Number 12 in this militantly Catholic home-school family offers so much hope. The old Faith will defeat the Revolution by simply outlasting it, and I'm convinced Sean will live to see the end of this nightmare.  His birth and this Traditional Rite of Baptism offer promise that the ageing and impotent Modernists are doomed.  Thanks be to God, it’s only a matter of time.  


Say hello to the Catholic counterrevolution's newest little recruit:

Baby Sean ChristopherGod bless you, Sean Christopher. Welcome aboard!

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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.