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Monday, March 20, 2017

Justice Alito's Warning: Christian Persecution Rising

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Justice Samuel Alito and his wife, Martha Justice Samuel Alito and his wife, Martha

National Catholic Register reported on the ominous Wednesday address of Justice Alito:

“A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs,” Justice Samuel Alito warned in an address on Wednesday sponsored by Advocati Christi, a New Jersey-based group of Catholic lawyers and judges.

The justice pointed to two intertwined threats to the free exercise rights of Catholics and Church-affiliated institutions: progressive sexual orthodoxies that frame orthodox Catholics as haters, and an updated version of the old anti-Catholic bigotry that spawned resistance to the election of John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic president of the United States.
Alito recalled the excitement he felt as a boy, when Kennedy was elected president and Catholics believed that they had finally earned acceptance in mainstream society.

More than half a century later, Catholics and other religious believers now face new forms of bigotry sparked by the advancement of a new agenda of sexual rights. 
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: For the past fifty years, The Remnant has been trying to wake Catholics to the horrific coming reality that if the Catholic Church--the only moral authority the world has ever known--surrenders to the zeitgeist of worldly thinking, secularism and liberalism, it would only be a matter of time before full-on persecution of Christians rises in the future.

Well, the future is now here.

Certainly, the assault on the Traditional Latin Mass was the catalyst for the Traditional Catholic counterrevolution, but there was always much more to it than that. The Modernist Revolution in the Church sought to undermine traditional Catholic moral theology as well, while demoting the Catholic Church to merely one among equal world religions. With Catholic moral theology presented as "too rigid" and in need of updating to keep pace with the modern world, the entire moral fabric of society would quickly erode to such an extent that, finally, abominations such as the murder of the unborn and the "marriage" of two men, two women, would become inevitable. 

After winning the war on the unborn, the family and even gender itself, the persecution of the few Christian "haters" who might object to the ensuing moral anarchy would become small potatoes indeed--thus Justice Alito's warning. 

But let's never forget that the Traditional Catholic counterrevolution sought to preserve much more than the Mass, but also the entire moral order by defending the system of Traditional Catholic belief of our fathers, handed down to them by their fathers--a system always and forever at war with the spirit of the age.  It's no accident that Modernist revolutionaries campaigned on the ideas of novelty, updating and aggiornamento--notions fundamentally at odds with Tradition and thus fundamentally at odds with Catholicism.

This is why the defense of the Traditional Latin Mass and the proclamation of the Social Kingship of Christ always went hand in hand.  It was all about maintaining the common good that since Calvary was based on Christ's teaching and on the teaching of His Church, wherein the individual as well as the family could realize the end for which they were created by God in the first place. Those who tried to uncrown Him knew full well that His Law and His Church were all that ever stood between civilization and anarchy, as well as lost souls of whole generations.

Did I mention that the "great" Second Vatican Council somehow forgot to mention the Social Kingship of Christ?   Indeed, the liturgical revolution in the Church was obviously waged by those who abhorred Christ the King, just as He'd been crucified by those who also rejected His Kingship. His enemies had for centuries been attempting to disrupt the moral order that was based on His Social Reign. And those who finally uncrowned Him in our own time knew this much: Change how His followers pray and you change how His followers believe. 

And guess what?  It worked!

So, you don't like Latin? You know what? Learn to like it! This isn't about liturgical preferences. This isn't about likes and dislikes. This isn't about what brainwashed modern Catholics think is liturgically rewarding to them personally. This is about truth and salvation. It's about safeguarding and preserving the old Faith. It's about saving the souls--and the lives--of our children.

So, if you really want to do something about the coming persecution of all things Christian that Justice Alito is rightly warning against-- study the Revolution in the Church, especially of the last half century-- and learn to become a Traditional Catholic. In other words, become Catholic again. 

Viva Cristo Rey!


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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.