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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Getting to Know the New Secretary of the College of Cardinals

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Getting to Know the New Secretary of the College of Cardinals

At the end of January, Brazilian Msgr Ilson de Jesus Montanari – the 54 year-old secretary to the Congregation for Bishops – was asked by Pope Francis to assume double duty as the all-powerful secretary of the College of Cardinals.

Somehow I don’t think he’ll turn out to be a big friend of the TLM.

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.

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