The Remnant Will Never Forget
The Remnant devotes this section of our exclusively to testimonies by those who lived through the revolution of the Second Vatican Council.
This page is reserved for those who saw what happened, or heard what happened from those who did, and who truly understand how Catholic families were blown apart. Visitors who have personal reflections, or memories of traditionalists pioneers, or reminicences of the revolution are encouraged to tell their stories and share their pictures here. . . so that we will never forget.
RTV Covers Vatican Sex Abuse Summit in Rome
Remnant TV was in Rome this past week covering the Vatican’s clerical sexual abuse summit on the “protection of minors”. It seemed a dismal assignment, to be sure, but the reason it was necessary for The Remnant to be in the Eternal City was so we could throw in with our traditional Catholic allies in Rome who’d organized an act of formal resistance to the Vatican sham summit.
Going in, we all knew that the ultimate goal of the summit was to establish child abuse—not rampant homosexuality in the priesthood—as the main cause of a crisis in the Catholic Church which now rivals that of the Protestant Revolt. (Remnant TV coverage of this event as well as the Vatican summit itself, can be found on The Remnant’s YouTube channel, and for your convenience is laid out below:View items...
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What the “paradigm shift” is going on?
National Catholic Register: Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said Amoris Laetitia represents a “new paradigm” that calls us to a “new spirit, a new approach” to help “incarnate the Gospel in the family.”
In an interview with Vatican Radio published Thursday, the Vatican Secretary of State said “at the end of the day, Amoris Laetitia has emerged as a new paradigm that Pope Francis is conducting wisely, prudently and also patiently.”
He added that the “difficulties” arising from the document and which “still exist in the Church, beyond certain aspects of its content, are due precisely to this change in attitude that the Pope is asking of us.”
“It’s a paradigm shift, and the text itself insists on this, that’s what is asked of us — this new spirit, this new approach!,” he said.
He added that “any change obviously always involves some difficulty, but these difficulties are taken into account and must be tackled with commitment, to find answers that become moments for further growth, further study.”
Amoris Laetitia, he continued, as well as indicating the Church’s “embrace of the family and its problems in the world today, really helps to incarnate the Gospel in the family — which is already a gospel: the Gospel of the family — and at the same time is a request for help from families that they might collaborate and contribute to the growth of the Church.”
In the same interview, Cardinal Parolin said the Church in 2018 will be especially focused on young people.
He said he believed it important to “search for a new relationship between the Church and young people, characterized by a paradigm of commitment free of every type of paternalism.” The Church, he added, “truly wants to enter into dialogue with young people’s reality; it wants to understand young people and wants to help them.”
...The term "paradigm shift" in relation to Amoris Laetitia and the Church's moral teaching has been causing unease of late. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: No seriously, Eminence, you're doing a wonderful job.
Speaking of "paradigm shifts", here's another (just think of this old church as infallible Catholic teaching in the indissolubility of marriage... and the machines as the pontificate of Pope Francis):
On January 6, 2018, right to life in Paris received a tremendous advocate:
National Catholic Register: “…Paris now has a vigorous new pro-life champion for its archbishop! His installation [was] Jan. 6.
Archbishop Aupetit, 66, was something of a “late vocation” (if you only count the priesthood as a vocation): He was ordained at age 44, after a previous vocation as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine from 1979 to 1990 and taught bioethics until 2006. His book, L’Embryon, Quells Enjeux? (The Embryo: What Are the Stakes? Paris: Éditions Salvator, 2008) is a vigorous defense of the unborn child.
…What is most appealing about Archbishop Aupetit is that, as a medical doctor, he has the scientific background and expertise necessary to engage and respond to the bioethicists ready to bless the next case of embryo experimentation here or euthanasia there. There is still an aura about the white-laboratory-coated “expert” that affords him deference — often undue deference — to conduct experiments or even formulate public policy. Part of that aura stems from his biological or medical knowledge that his audience neither has nor often understands, so they are ready to give him the benefit of the doubt.
The value of Archbishop Aupetit is that he can stand toe-to-toe with them and offer plausible rebuttals, having the same command of biology and medicine as his opponent.” Read the full report HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: It is tragically indicative of the nature and full extent of the crisis in the Catholic Church when a new bishop is highly praised merely for being pro-life, as though that's no longer a given. Well, in fact it's not. Lots of things once considered givens ain't necessarily so anymore. (Something about popes always and forever being unquestionably Catholic comes to mind.)
Still, the new Archbishop of Paris is highly regarded in the pro-life community and at least is not known to be not supportive of the Traditional Latin Mass movement. In fact, Angelqueen reported a possible good sign in this regard:
Bishop Michel Aupetit, 66, of Nanterre, a former medical doctor, will be the next archbishop of Paris according to the French Journalist Frederic Martel writing on Twitter. Martel refers to “informal contacts in Rome”. On November 11, Nanterre Diocese celebrated the tenth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum with a Tridentine Latin Mass in Nanterre cathedral. The Latin Mass was even announced on the diocesan website.
Here's to hoping and praying for the best in Paris.
New from RTV...
THE REMNANT UNDERGROUND: Headed up by Bishop Athanasius Schneider and two other Archbishops from Kazakhstan, a total of 6 bishops and 1 cardinal have now signed a statement of opposition to the pope-approved interpretations of Amoris Laetitia that non-repentant public adulterers can return to the sacramental life of the Church. This is revolution and counterrevolution in a Catholic Church in total crisis. Plus, looking ahead to October's Synod of Young People in Rome—will the Church deep six Humanae Vitae? Will the Vatican give the green light to so-called 'gay unions'? Finally, an old Jimmy Stewart movie, "Call Northside 777", includes a sobering reminder of what it used to mean to be Catholic--something Pope Francis would do well to consider.
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But, it's happened before...
The Church is teetering on the edge of a multi-lateral, global schism following a controversial ecumenical council. Increasingly contentious factions within the hierarchy, many heavily influenced by corrupt and ambitious secular powers, are locked in a state of permanent and intractable conflict, confusing and corroding the Catholic life of the ordinary faithful. Multiple heresies are rising and Rome seems devoid of strength or authority to stop them.
Next Tuesday at the Argument of the Month:
In order to be a good Catholic in the modern Church, is it necessary to be some sort of progressive, open-minded Democrat, or an environmentalist, anti-capitalist and celebrate Martin Luther's Protestant Revolt? Michael Matt and Father Echert say NO! AOTM asks why not? Is that not the message from the majority of Catholic leaders? Is it OK, for Catholics to stick with traditional moral theology or is it necessary for all of us to change how we believe and get ready to go along with the times? Come see our very own Fr. Echert and Michael Matt defend their positions in a crossfire of objections from our moderator. Come enjoy the good food and fellowship at the next AOTM!
5:30pm Social Hour and Appetizers
|7:30pm Main Presentation/Debate
|9:30pm Wrap Up
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As a follow-up to what the Remnant previously reported, the Northwest Indiana (NWI) Latin Mass Community now has many beautiful photos of Bishop Joseph Perry's Traditional Latin Mass at the Gary Diocese Cathedral—the first there in 50 years: https://nwilatin.org/cathedral (sample photos below).
The event filled the Cathedral and made the front-page of The Times, the major newspaper of northwest Indiana: http://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/religion/cathedral-of-the-holy-angels-in-gary-hosts-traditional-latin/article_7159ef58-907e-5adb-b989-d83b4b613630.html
Even with a temperature of -4 degrees (and windchill of -19), over 250 people came to Gary on a holiday—even without it being a day of obligation—and filled Holy Angels Cathedral.
This is the first fruit of 2 years of hard work by the NWI Latin Mass Community.
“Seven times a day have I given praise to thee, for the judgments of thy justice.”
A short time ago I was talking to a friend, a traditional Catholic, who asked me this question, and I was a bit surprised. It’s not that she’d never heard of it but that she had mostly only heard the name and references to it, without ever having actually heard an explanation. And, of course, being about my age, she had never come across any actual use of the Church’s “other” liturgical practice in the normal course of her parish life. I realised that a person who had never had much contact with the monastic religious who use it (rare in these dark times) could go their whole life never see the Divine Office and could be confused by the profusion of terminology used to describe it.
The Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lujan with traditional priests and young traditional Catholics. God has a remnant in every country that nobody can take away from Him:
REMNANT COMMENT: Viva Cristo Rey, queridos hermanos y hermanas católicos en Argentina. ¡Mantener la fe!