At what, please God, will be the last Sunday morning Parking Lot Mass here in St. Paul, Minnesota, Father John Echert expresses his gratitude to the Minnesota bishops who publicly defied their State's continued lockdown order by announcing that public Mass would resume on Pentecost Sunday, with or without the governor's permission.
Father explains why this extended lockdown was unjust, given that restaurants, bar and malls were being reopened. And he thanks President Donald Trump for essentially standing with the Minnesota bishops by calling for all governors to let us all go back to church, back to Mass and back to the Sacraments.
Moses told Pharaoh: "Let my people go!" In essence, Trump said the same thing.
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.