To Boycott Year of Mercy is to Lose Sensus Ecclesiae?By: Michael J. Matt | Editor
“If Francis of Rome wants a Year of Mercy then he should act in obedience to the Blessed Mother and consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. That single act would usher in an entire era of divine mercy and peace for the Church and world. But short of that long overdue act of consecration we should not expect mercy but rather an ever intensifying application of divine wrath upon the V2 church and world. Regrettably, there is little hope for divine clemency under the pontificate of Francis, who continually proves to be an unprecedented chastisement and scourge upon the Church and world.” READ FATHER’S ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Lately, traditional Catholics are being told that to boycott the Year of Mercy would indicate a schismatic mentality of sorts. Father Franz Schmidberger of the SSPX, for example, noted in a recent letter that "the criticism here and there against any participation in the Holy Year...[is] cause for concern...[that] indicates a creeping loss of the sensus Ecclesiae."
We here at The Remnant have a confession to make: We’re less than inclined to play along with the bizarre agenda of the most dangerous pope in history, who is at this moment and according to many serious Catholics—including the top philosopher in Germany (highly regarded by Pope Benedict XVI)—threatening to divide the Church by causing an actual schism. Does this mean that we too have a "creeping loss of the sensus Ecclesiae?"
What do you think: Should we all be enthusiastically celebrating Pope Francis' Holy Year of Mercy?
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.