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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Brand-New Traditional Catholic Mother and Son Desperately Need Your Help

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Baby Aaron Lanthier Baby Aaron Lanthier

Claire Marie Lanthier, a fiery Catholic woman with a huge heart, piercing blue eyes and cloud of blond curls, became a mother 8 days ago at the age of 26. Claire is also an old and dear friend of one of my most trusted team members, who has been with The Remnant for the past ten years.

Claire's son, Aaron, has been in the NICU since August 2nd, fighting a serious infection in his blood. He contracted it from his mother, and it wasn’t noticed until almost too late. He is now being bottle fed and rocked by his young aunts and uncles, his father and his grandparents, and the baby boy is growing stronger each day.

Aaron and Monique 2Claire, however, is fighting for her life with the same infection, a bacteria which devours the skin and organ tissues when not confined to the blood vessels. She went under the knife four times in three days, during which several organs were removed. She is currently in the OR again, as the infection has returned with a vengeance after a brief remission. Her condition is extremely critical, and her prognosis is uncertain at this time.

Those who can, are humbly encouraged to help with the medical bills which this new young couple cannot hope to tackle on their own, but what her husband asks for much more urgently are prayers. God is not cruel, but we can’t always see His plan from our limited perspective. Please, in your charity, storm heaven for Claire and baby Aaron.

claires wedding dayZachary and Clarie on their wedding day, one year ago. Those who wish to, can help them finacially HERE. May God bless your generosity.

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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.