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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Could we be seeing today the beginning of this resurgence? The recent steps taken by Hungary to proclaim its Christian identity and to honor God's plan for life, marriage, and the family were the focus of a conference following the Mass celebrated on April first at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.
President Trump built on his rapidly-developing legacy of rolling back U.S. federal support for abortion last Thursday, signing a bill that invalidates an executive order his predecessor rolled out in the last moments of his presidency.
Trump signed into law an express provision allowing states to strip Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics of family planning money under Title X.
In the final days of his administration, President Obama developed a new rule that made it nearly impossible for state legislators to withhold federal family planning funds from any group that provides services related to pregnancy care, contraception, or STDs, regardless of whether or not they provided abortions.
In March the Senate used Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote and overturn the rule. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: As The Remnant pointed out again and again before the election, a Trump Administration is going to be a mixed bag. There are plenty of uncertainties and even reasons to be concerned right now, but some good things are happening, as well, and this is certainly one of them.
Trump is making good on promises he made to pro-lifers. And, since abortion ranks among the most important moral issues of the day (calling to heaven for vengeance against our nation)—the unrestrained sacrificing of America's unborn to the god Moloch—this is not insignificant, either as we see it or in the eyes of God.
What's next? God only knows, but in a world drunk on the blood of the innocent, we can thank God for these measures which, if nothing else, remind the world that not every American is a baby-killing, sex-changing, drug addicted citizen of Oceania. Decent American people voted for Trump, and his overturning of Obama's protections for the evil Planned Parenthood helps them remember why.
Saint Mary Magdalen is one of those favored souls who actually walked with Our Lord, witnessed His passion and death, and yet kept the faith even after seeing firsthand the horrors of His Crucifixion. “God is dead,” the Romans told her, but she paid them little mind then even as we should when they claim the same thing today.
In a time of discouragement and loss of faith, Magdalene emerges as the powerful patroness of hope and perseverance. She is not a doctor of the Church, but she shows what love of Christ can attain, even for poor, ignorant sinners, and how God crowns such love with His predilection. Her books were the Soul and the Sacred Humanity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and her wisdom was Eternal Wisdom Itself. She is also the one who wept for Christ because she could not find Him. “The Angels said to her ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them ‘Because they have taken away my Lord and I do not know where they have laid Him’.’”
Crux fidelis, inter omnes, arbor una nobilis
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death. At the time Crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.
Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe. Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross.
-- With essays from John Rao, Chris Ferrara, Brian McCall, and eight others, Luther and His Progeny is a major contribution toward understanding the full import of the Protestant revolt.
In October 2016, in Lund, Sweden, Pope Francis met with Lutheran church leaders to inaugurate a year of commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther's 95 Theses in 1517, the first salvo in his rebellion against the Catholic Church. What was the nature of that revolution of half a millennium ago? Upon what new trajectory did it launch human history? What were its hidden consequences? And why does Pope Francis's proposed rapprochement of Catholic and Lutheran churches matter?
In the twelve essays contained in this volume--based upon lectures delivered at the 2016 Roman Forum Summer Symposium on Lake Garda, Italy--the authors assess the impact of Luther's novel theological and philosophical doctrines on faith, political theory, law, ethics, economics, and science--as well as his role in the devastation of Christendom and the creation in its place of the contemporary secular culture of the West. Acknowledging that the Reformation is not "the sole cause of the social problems of modernity"but rather "one major cause in a chain of causes," the authors nevertheless make it abundantly clear that there is "nothing about Luther and his Protestant rebellion that we should celebrate." Luther and His Progeny is the best guide available for Catholics to the meaning of Luther's decisive break.
Last week I posted a personal story on The Remnant’s site entitled “Lindsey’s Gift of Life.”Therein I shared the touching account of one heroic wife and mother, Lindsey Bourbeau, who though only recently starting out in her own married life, put everything on hold in order an undergo a major surgery to remove half of her liver and donate it to her husband’s dying aunt—my sister, Gretchen (Matt) Mills.
“In a world filled with ugly selfishness and proud conceit,” I wrote, “I’m conflicted by, on the one hand, the beauty of what is going on here, and on the other, a sense of deep concern for the lives and health of these two strong Catholic women… Until recently, Gretchen, though quite literally wasting away, was considered by her doctors not quite sick enough (she now suffers from advanced cirrhosis) to be a candidate for liver transplant, unless she could find a live donor. Her situation recently became quite critical, and that’s when Lindsey stepped in.”
Radio Poland is reporting that President Andrzej Duda has said that the issue of marriage is “clearly and expressly regulated in the Constitution”.
Speaking to the TV Republika broadcaster, Duda was asked whether it is likely that “international organisations, various lobby groups, but also some European countries” could force Poland to accept gay marriage.
“I do not think that the political majority today would agree to any amendment to the Constitution in this area, water down this clause and open interpretation that marriage could also include other genders,” Duda said.
“I unequivocally repeat: marriage in accordance with the Polish Constitution is a union between a man and a woman,” Duda added.
Poland’s constitution is one of seven in the EU to ban gay marriage, and the country is one of six in the 28-member bloc not to allow same-sex civil unions.
The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland came to power in late 2015 on a ticket of promoting traditional Polish values, family and Catholic traditions.
Remnant Comment: The Christophobic fascists running the European Union are, at this point, nearly unstoppable in their agenda to institutionalize by force if necessary every manner of legislation and policy that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Bible and the Christian moral foundations of Catholic Europe. Can these demons be held at bay at the Polish border? Alas, I think not. On the other hand, there is hope if, culturally speaking, New World Order ideology—propagated so enthusiastically by the world-wide sewer system of MTV and Hollywood—can be gradually undermined by this sort of thing, who knows:
If the threat of Sharia law can finally awaken Catholic Europe to the horrific reality of what Christian apostasy actually leads to, then bring it on. The Crescent can never crush the Cross, so long as there's a Cross left to crush. If Christians abandon the Cross, Europe is lost forever and Islam will do what Islam does best—fill the void.
Thank you, Isis—you pajama-wearing maniacs—for helping to accomplish what we few Christians who have kept the Faith have thus far failed to do—wake the Catholic peoples of Europe to the suicidal consequences of their apostasy, and thus to help them realize that their only hope is in re-crowning Christ the King. In any case, nothing is worse than a ruthlessly Christophobic and soul-crushing secularism—even you.
Father's sermon covers some aspects of these last days of Christ's life before the Passion. The effort to stoine Christ, after He'd called Lazarus back from the dead, fails. But why?
Also why do Protestant and even many Catholics in the Novus Ordo remove Christ from the Cross?
Is Islam just a bad or corrupted religion, or is it really evil? This is why I believe it to be evil:
As I write these few lines, two members of my family are lying on operating tables at the University of Minnesota hospital. One is my older sister, Gretchen (Matt) Mills, and the other is Lindsey (Heesch) Bourbeau, the young wife of another sister’s second son, Stephen. Gretchen is a very sick person, and has been for many years. She’s been in surgery now for 10 hours. Lindsey is the healthy mother of an adopted young son, Jacob (one year old).