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Saturday, March 14, 2020

DIOCESAN PRIEST: “The Church is open, the Holy Water stays, Communion’s on the tongue and Mass is in Latin!”

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Tired of priests and bishops going MIA during the Coronavirus pandemic? 

Why are so many 'progressive’ shepherds, who said they were going to make the Church into a “field hospital” for the walking wounded, suddenly heading for cover during the flock’s moment of need?

Remember when Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need? He said they were to “stay close to the marginalized and to be shepherds living with the smell of the sheep.”

What happened to all that?

Church of Accompaniment? Not quite. Church of Abandonment is more like it.

But certainly not all priests and bishops are taking orders from their secularist jailors.

In fact, if you're in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area tomorrow--Sunday, March 15), come out to the Church of St Augustine's Traditional Latin Mass tomorrow at 10:00 AM.

The holy water fonts are NOT going to be drained, the church is not going to be locked, communion will be administered on the tongue AND Father will preach a sermon on the importance of keeping the Church engaged and the churches open when faithful Catholics are most in need. 

Plus, look for a shoutout to Archbishop Vigano tomorrow, too…from the pulpit! 

Rather than ordering the faithful to stay away from church, Father is organizing a special Rosary procession for those wishing to publicly turn to Heaven during this moment of crisis. The procession, which will take place outside the church, will include prayers of petition, begging Our Lady to be with us during this time of tribulation.

Seems to me that this is exactly how Mother Church took her children under her protective mantle in times of trouble for a thousand years or more. 

If you're feeling sick or in a high-risk category,  no worries. Stay home and we'll all be praying for you, too.

We thank God for all the courageous Catholic priests willing to keep our churches open to us in the face of this pandemic.

 May God be with us all.

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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.