Remnant Rome Report (3)
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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.
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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...
Statistics Don't Lie:
Let's compare 2012 with 2016
White 72% - 70% Romney won 59% of the white vote, Trump won 58%
Black 13% - 12% Romney won 6% of the black vote, Trump 8%
Latino 10% - 11% Romney won 27% of the Latino vote, Trump 29%
Asian 3% - 4% Romney won 26% of the Asian vote, Trump 29%
Other 2% - 3%
Whites as a percentage of the electorate actually went down from the last election, and Trump won a smaller percentage than Romney. So don't let anyone tell you this was an angry white man's election. Seems to us that the Blacks, Latinos, and Asians gave Trump the margin of victory.
Even CNN finally had to admit it:
Trump's Win: An Angry White Man's Election?By: The Remnant Team
Well, I guess Mrs. Clinton now knows what it feels like to be aborted so close to her due date.
Still, ever since I was a boy it always seemed to me that the thrill of victory is not nearly as powerful as the agony of defeat. If Mrs. Clinton had achieved victory last night, today would seem the darkest in history. The future would be beyond dire for a people that willingly raised up a corrupt and immoral radical, who hates the laws of God, defends the murder of babies, and zealously works for the destruction of the family.
Had she been elected it would have said much more about us than about her. We would've exposed ourselves as a soulless and heartless people, beyond hope and beneath contempt.
Goodnight, Mrs. Clinton (A Partial-Birth Campaign Is Laid to Rest)By: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Many thanks, Father! God bless you.
More background on the event in Lund:
SSPX UK Priest Blasts Pope/Lutheran ScandalBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
On the eve of the most critical election of our lifetimes, Father notes that the time for talk has passed. Now, we must get down on our knees and pray--pray for ourselves, our children and our country.
Sunday Sermon: A Call to Pray for AmericaBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Though he mentioned neither candidate by name, it was obvious that Pope Francis was less than concerned that his talking points were bound to put him in Hillary Clinton's corner, just hours before the U.S. election.
In a speech delivered at the Vatican just three days before the U.S. presidential election, Pope Francis urged social justice activists from around the world not to give into the politics of fear by building walls but instead work to build bridges. “Because fear—as well as being a good deal for the merchants of arms and death—weakens and destabilizes us, destroys our psychological and spiritual defenses, numbs us to the suffering of others,” he
“In the end,” he continued, “it makes us cruel.”
The pope did not mention the Nov. 8 U.S. election, but many of the themes he touched on have played out in debates between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton in recent months...
The pope said on Saturday that Christians should not give into the temptation to build walls, even in the face of “hateful and cowardly attacks,” a reference to global terrorism. “Dear Brothers and Sisters,” he said, “all walls fall.” READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT : Gee, I wonder who he's talking about. "All walls fall"? Maybe he's hinting that Hillary's prison walls won't keep her behind bars forever. Yeah, that's gotta be it.
But seriously, Remnant columnist Elizabeth Yore seems to have a point when she writes that Clinton/Soros have managed to coopt the Vatican and make a surrogate out of Pope Francis. God help us.
In the meantime, Trump's message to Catholics isn't too bad. Check it out:
On Eve of Election, Pope Francis Stumps For HillaryBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
This just in from The Wall Street Journal:
Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most senior Chinese cleric in the Catholic Church, believes the Vatican is fast approaching a tragic mistake in China.
Within days church leaders could conclude a landmark agreement with the Chinese government after 65 years of acrimony and persecution. Pope Francis isn’t known to have signed off, and before he does Cardinal Zen prays to be heard.
The former bishop of Hong Kong speaks with passion that belies his age (84) and recent hospitalization for a lung virus. As we meet at the church complex where he has lived since 2009—and where he first moved as a novitiate from Shanghai in 1948—he warns of “surrender”: that Chinese leaders are demanding it and Vatican officials appear willing to give it “in the hopes of achieving an agreement.”
Proponents say the deal would help millions of “underground” Catholics and open the world’s most populous country for evangelization. Cardinal Zen says it would sacrifice church principles, abandon the faithful, undermine evangelization and invite further repression.
Cardinal Zen slams Vatican diplomats who say that embracing the Patriotic Association is needed to preserve the church’s hierarchy and sacraments. “I would prefer no bishops,” he says. “With fake bishops you are destroying the church.”
That’s what nearly happened in Hungary and other Soviet satellites in the 1970s after Rome embraced an Ostpolitik (“Eastern Policy”) of cooperation with Communist authorities. “The Churches in those countries have not been saved through the Vatican diplomacy,” he wrote recently, “but thanks to the unswerving faith of the simple faithful!”
He believes the same would happen in China if the Vatican refused to bow to Beijing. “I’m sorry to say that in his goodwill he has done many things which are simply ridiculous,” the cardinal says of the pope. READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: I'm going to go with the Cardinal on this one. Francis, who seems to be letting his massive ego get the best of him again, evidently wants a feel-good unity at any cost, with his name as “architect” written all over it. And if the various factions in China (and elsewhere) cannot find a way to unify without terrible compromise and at risk of an even worse persecution, Francis seems prepared to just declare it a fait accompli and let the chips fall where they may--in this case to the delight of Chinese Communists and detriment of persecuted Chinese Catholics.
What is this, if not unprecedented papal recklessness. We must pray for a Divine intervention, that God Himself will finally stop Francis’s March to the Sea.
Getting 'Regularized' by Pope Francis: A Fatal MistakeBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
The Umpteenth Scandal Before Which We Cannot Remain Silent
(Translated for The Remnant by an European ally who asks for your prayers)
On Sunday 30th October a strong earthquake destroyed the basilica built in Norcia on the site of the birthplace of Saint Benedict, only leaving intact its façade. The photos which show this sad event are emblematic and symbolic of a Christian Europe, of which Saint Benedict is the Patron, but which is repudiating its own roots. These photos are even more-so symbolic of a Church which is gutting itself of its contents, concealing the ruins behind a media façade which cannot deceive those who love the Spouse of Christ and know doctrine and history.
The visit of Pope Francis to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s revolt, whose errors caused the loss of thousands of souls and provoked wars which ravaged Europe, is only the latest glaring confirmation of this. How can one declare oneself to be “profoundly grateful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation”, thanking God for this, as happened in the ecumenical liturgy of Lund? How can one say that “Lutherans and Catholics have wounded the visible unity of the Church” without betraying one’s Faith?
To thank God for the spread of heresy is tantamount to attributing evil to God Himself, with a truly blasphemous act.
Faced with this umpteenth scandal one cannot remain silent, especially if one has an important role in the ecclesiastical hierarchy, since he who remains silent consents and makes himself an accomplice.
SSPX District Superior for Italy Objects to Scandal in SwedenBy: Don Pierpaolo Maria Petrucci, SSPX District Superior for Italy
Today at Remnant TV (RTV)...
The Year of Mercy ends this month, and whatever happened to those Missionaries of Mercy? And now Pope Francis signs a joint declaration with the Lutherans--marking yet another publicity stunt.
Where's the outrage? Where are the bishops? One French priest is refusing to be silent, and his lonely stand for Christ and the Martyrs of Tyburn will go down in history. Otherwise, [crickets]...
Pope Scandal in Sweden: One French Priest ObjectsBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
In a recent letter, Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy also directly shot down the “personally opposed” argument often used by pro-abortion candidates and those who support them to justify backing legalized abortion. READ ARTICLE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Excellent, but with one small caveat: Supporting abortion, according to the bishop of Rockville Centre, 'disqualifies them from receiving our vote"...but does not necessarily disqualify them from receiving Holy Communion?
It's so encouraging to see His Excellency speaking out on this, as he did in defense of marriage last year, but one wonders why these more conservative bishops will not take the same stand against pro-abort politicians already in office.
In this excellent statement Bishop Murphy is adamant against voting for pro-abort politicians, even though he has yet (to our knowledge) to counsel his priests to deny the same pro-aborts Holy Communion.
A more consistent message from the more conservative bishops, all day every day, would it seems to us cause these rather desperate, eleventh-hour admonishments against voting for pro-aborts to become something of a moot point.
Thanks to Bishop Murphy for a strong statement against voting for pro-aborts. Now let us pray that an equally strong statement against giving them Holy Communion is forthcoming.
Bishop: Catholics Can't Vote For Pro-Aborts...ButBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
The Remnant Forum's Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrara break down Pope Francis's trip to Lund, Sweden, to celebrate Martin Luther's revolt against Christ's Church. (You just can’t make this Orwellian stuff up anymore.)
Plus with one week to D-Day, the boys have some last-minute advice for the "undecideds".