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...
Adelante la Fe: Excmo. Señor, usted participó, como sacerdote secretario de la Comisión litúrgica de la Conferencia episcopal de Kazajistán, en el Sínodo de la Eucaristía en 2005. Su intervención se centró en los recuerdos de su infancia referente a la actitud ante la Sagrada Comunión, poniendo el ejemplo de dos sacerdotes, el beato y mártir Alexis Saritski y el padre Janis Pawlowski. ¿Qué recuerdo tiene de la iglesia de su infancia y de estos sacerdotes?
Adelante la Fe entrevista en exclusiva a Mons. Schneider: Vaticano II, Comunión en la mano, Crisis, FSSPXWritten by Remnant Columnist
Pagan Gaia Goes to Mass (Vatican II & the New World Order)
What in the world is going on? Praying to the Goddess Gaia at MASS?
You know, twentieth century popes, saints, even the Mother of God warned that something was very wrong with Vatican II. Michael Matt wonders why Catholics must still swear fidelity to the massively failed experiment in novelty called the Second Vatican Council whose evil spirit seems to be paving the way for a Catholic-free New World Order.
Catholics in Iraq have lost everything--their lives, their children, homes, businesses, personal effects, everything! Who's next?
Following the disastrous “gay marriage” decision of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, all informed faithful Catholics understand that the time of persecution has begun. We now fully expect the merciless hands of runaway secularism, both governmental and societal, to treat Christians with every cruelty possible. What they may not realize is that there are other forms of persecution and persecutors that may well come for faithful Catholics, one of which is a persecution by the Church itself.
By now, those of us paying attention know that, using the gay marriage decision as the tip of the spear, militant secularists, atheists, and statists will do everything they can to force Christians to capitulate to the depraved zeitgeist or be driven from public life. We know that government cannot invent rights without taking away other real rights; in this case, the right to the free exercise of our religion.
You know what? I get it. I really do get the outrage over a Minnesota dentist’s $50,000 vanity kill of Cecil the Lion. With elaborate measures in place for his protection, the dentist finished Cecil off with a rifle after ineptly wounding him with a compound bow, which left the animal bleeding for days as the intrepid hunter and his professional guides tracked it down. Then he hacked off the beast’s head so he could take it home and mount it in his study.
A fair fight, if you please! A man-versus-beast, put-your-life-on-the line, kill-or-be-killed sort of encounter with the wild. That is what we imagine big game hunting to be: an extreme sport for those who crave killing a beast that at least has a realistic chance of killing them (the mortally sinful nature of such daredevil sports aside). Or, more nobly, the defense of people against a predator on the loose in a human community. But not this mode of hunting: an elaborate Disney World-style thrill ride, the illusion of danger in a cocoon of safety with a moneyed vulgarian’s ultimate souvenir waiting at the end. Lured into the open with tasty bait, Cecil, a celebrity lion used to friendly relations with humans in the Zimbabwean wildlife preserve from which he was lured, walked cooperatively into the hands of his killers.
With a single intoning of the bell, Mass had begun at St. Barnabas. But this was no Ordinary Form of the Mass.
"In Nomine Patris, et Filii et Spiritus Sancti ..."
For the first time in nearly 50 years, the Extraordinary Form of the Mass -- better known as the Traditional or Tridentine Latin Mass -- is being celebrated at the northern O'Fallon parish. In January, Father Raymond Hager began offering the Mass at 10 a.m. on Sundays, after a group of parishioners wrote a letter last January requesting it.
At one of the first Masses, the pews in the modest church were about three quarters full with at least 300 people -- the church seats about 450; the parking lot was nearly filled to capacity. There was a mixture of young and old, middle-aged -- some who had lived in the boundaries of St. Barnabas but attended the Latin Mass at other churches, and some who were new or had not participated in this form of the Mass since before the Second Vatican Council. Some had come from nearby communities including Warrenton, Millwood and Wright City.
"At the first Mass, people had tears in their eyes," said Father Hager. He said that all of this is "directed toward God and what's called the 'mysterium tremendum,' or the tremendous mystery. The sense of the sacred, and the mystery of God becoming present in His most sacred Body and Blood is proclaimed profoundly in and through the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. READ STORY HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Our apologies for missing this encouraging development in St. Louis which was reported in a glorious St. Louis Review centerfold lift-out supplement back in February. Great news is great news, even when it's yesterday's.
Congratulations to Father Raymond Hager and all of our brothers and sisters at St. Barnabas!
Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat! Exaudi, Christe. Ecclesiae Sanctae Dei salus perpetua. Redemptor mundi, Tu illam adjuva!
Las Cruces police spokesman Dan Trujillo said they are still investigating explosions that happened near Calvary Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. and Holy Cross Catholic Church about a half hour later.
The first explosive device went off at about 8:20 a.m. in a mailbox on a wall near the administrative entrance to Calvary Baptist. According to police, several worshippers were inside the church at the time, but services hadn’t started.
Debris was scattered around the mailbox. "Right now, there's just a lot of paper shreds," Las Cruces police Sgt. Robert Gutierrez said Sunday morning.
The next blast came from a trash can outside Holy Cross Catholic at about 8:40 a.m. as Monsignor John Anderson was helping pass Communion. The bomb exploded just outside the front glass doors, shattering the thick glass…
Sunday services for later in the day were cancelled at both churches as police blocked off the streets to allow bomb-sniffing dogs to search the premises.
The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad,
REMNANT COMMENT: As unfortunate as this is, obviously there’s no cause for alarm. After all, no LGBT properties were bombed, no abortion clinics, no mosques—just Christian churches, and the government would like to see all those shut down eventually anyway.
I wonder if the Southern Poverty Law Center had these two churches on their hate map, not that there would be any connection if they had. Just curious. I'm sure the old SPLC will be working night and day tracking down the haters who bombed these two Christian churches....yeah, right!
Speaking of things to come for Christians in America, don’t miss Patrick Archbold’s sobering new article in the print - and e-edition of The Remnant: “Persecution Rising”
You know, there are times when I wish the real world were less like satire. I wrote the following fictional news piece as a joke with a friend, a fellow journalist, on Facebook as we were anticipating (still waiting, by the way) the official response from the USCCB on the ongoing revelations of the Planned Parenthood videos.
The appalling ghastliness of the videos revealing the world’s largest abortionist organisation’s baby-parts business, I felt, made the usual bland, boilerplate, bishopspeak rhetoric seem even more absurd and outrageous than usual. We were having a good (though somewhat grim) laugh, lowering, en-blanding and enfeebling the tone with each revision. Sorry if it seems an odd way of relaxing. Gallows humour is a well-documented phenomenon among journalists:
“Hoy, 11 de febrero, el día en que conmemoramos la aparición de la Inmaculada Concepción en la gruta de Lourdes, y tras la renuncia de Su Santidad Benedicto XVI, estoy pidiendo su participación en una Cruzada del Rosario, cuyo objetivo es la recitación diaria de un millón de Santos Rosarios desde ahora hasta el final del cónclave, para el mayor bien de la Santa Iglesia y para adelantar el triunfo del Inmaculado Corazón en el mundo.”
Así empieza la declaración de Fabio Bernabei, presidente del Centro Cultural Lepanto, que lanza esta importante iniciativa en un momento especialmente delicado para la Iglesia Católica. Por descontado, la iniciativa casa con el mensaje que Nuestra Señora dio a Santa Bernadette Soubirous en Lourdes, el 11 de febrero de 1858. Con el Rosario es posible burlar todos los obstáculos que Satanás coloca delante de la Iglesia de Cristo y en el camino hacía la santidad.
“La parábola de la higuera” que se encuentra en San Mateo 24: 32-42, San Marco 13: 28-33 y San Lucas 21: 29-36.
“Estar alerta para no ser sorprendido” que se encuentra en San Mateo 24:42-51 y San Marco 13:33-37.
“La parábola del mayordomo infiel” en San Mateo 24:45-51 y San Lucas 12:35-48.
“La parábola de las diez vírgenes” en San Mateo 25:1-13.
El enfoque del adviento (del latín ad-venio, venida) es el prepararnos para la llegada del Señor – tanto para conmemorar Su Nacimiento como Su Regreso al final del tiempo. A pesar de que muchos protestantes – y demasiados católicos – ven a esta temporada del año como una parte de la “temporada de Navidad,” esto no es así. La temporada de la Navidad no comienza hasta que se celebra la primer Misa de Nochebuena, y no termina litúrgicamente hasta la Octava de Epifanía, el 14 de enero.