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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For the past three-and-a-half years we have witnessed the bizarre, completely unprecedented spectacle of a wayward Roman Pontiff engaged in clever maneuvering to impose upon the Church a disastrous fracturing of her bimillenial moral and Eucharistic discipline respecting the divorced and “remarried”—and, even worse, via Amoris Laetitia (especially Ch. 8, ¶¶ 300-305), a form of situation ethics that would institutionalize admission to the sacraments of all manner of people living habitually in situations that are mortally sinful.
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The 13th-Century Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia destroyed, leaving standing only its great facade.
"We are now the remnant of the Church. We have no leadership worth the name. We cannot go where they are going, since they are going to perdition. As awful, as unbearable as it seems, we have only that one duty left; to carry on, by ourselves if necessary." - Hilary White
You may have heard that we were struck again with big earthquakes late last month. I think there was something about it in the news before your election. I’m currently writing from a train in northern Italy where I’ve more or less been wandering the countryside looking for a new place to live while they figure out whether my house in Norcia is going to keep standing up. Things are a little strange at the moment, but I think no stranger than they are in the life of the Church in general. At the moment, my personal life closely resembles the larger situation of uncertainty, turmoil and upheaval, so it is hard to complain of an opportunity to suffer exactly as Christ is now suffering in His Mystical Body.
Michael Matt interviews the world premier expert on Islam, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. In the course of the interview, Mr. Matt asks Mr. Spencer about border security, Sharia Law, Pope Francis, interreligious dialogue and Vatican II. His answers may surprise you. Is Robert Spencer a traditional Catholic?
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:
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.
Many thanks, Father! God bless you.
More background on the event in Lund:
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.
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:
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.