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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...
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Bishops of Malta Say Public Adulterers Can Receive Holy Communion
Introduction: the Maltese Debacle
Citing Amoris Laetitia (AL) repeatedly as their sole authority, the bishops of once Catholic Malta now declare in their just-published “Guidelines for the Implementation of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia” that the new pseudo-doctrine of “discernment” permits a Catholic to “discern” that he can receive Holy Communion without ceasing adulterous sexual relations, and that he must be allowed to do so:
That Pope Francis may confirm the unchanging praxis of the Church with regard to the truth of the indissolubility of marriage.
Following the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, in some particular churches there were published norms for its application and interpretations whereby the divorced who have attempted civil marriage with a new partner, notwithstanding the sacramental bond by which they are joined to their legitimate spouse, are admitted to the sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist without fulfilling the duty, established by God, of ceasing to violate the bond of their existing sacramental marriage.
The jaw dropping invitation by Pope Francis’ Pontifical Academy of Social Science and Sciences, to Paul Ehrlich, the author of the bestseller, The Population Bomb should finally wake up Catholics. As shocking as the announcement is, it’s not surprising to Vatican observers. From the moment Bergoglio stepped out onto the loggia, this B ishop of Rome has opened wide the bronze doors of St. Peter’s to the globalists and their population control agenda.
Editor's Note: We asked Remnant columnist, Elizabeth Yore, who has covered these Vatican conferences extensively for The Remnant, what she thinks of this latest invitation. Her response: "Every time I think it can't get any worse, Francis sinks to a new low. Inviting this discredited pro-death charlatan to advise the Vatican exposes the diabolical depths of this Papacy. I have been trying to wake Catholics to the abortion-laden population control agenda at the Pontifical Academy for three years. If this doesn't wake up the pro-life movement to organize against this papacy, nothing will. He is moving at lightening speed at the behest of Soros and the UN because of the emergence of the Brexit and Trump populist movements." MJM
The Vatican will once again be used as a forum to advance population control. Pro-abortion advocate Paul Ehrlich, father of the modern population control movement and author of the 1968 best-seller "The Population Bomb," has been invited to speak at the Vatican during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss "how to save the natural world."
This is deplorable when we consider the possible millions of deaths globally that he and his ideas may have indirectly been responsible for over the past five decades. Is the Vatican deliberately seeking to put the unborn to death?
The Stanford biologist, who advocates forced abortion for population control and who champions sex-selective abortion as well as mass forced sterilization as legitimate methods to curb population growth, will present to the Vatican a paper highlighting "Population Numbers" as he discusses "Causes and Pathways of Biodiversity Losses."
Titled Biological Extinction, the conference is being conjointly sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and is designed to promote the fallacy that the procreation of human life is what poses the major threat to our planet. As they see it, the great enemy of "Mother Earth" is human babies, since they grow up and pollute the planet with their "C02 emissions."
The conference will closely echo the Vatican climate change conference of April 28, 2015, in which several representatives from the U.N. were given a platform to voice their "Sustainable Development Goals" of making the earth a cleaner and safer place through worldwide population control (abortion). The one-day summit, entitled Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, featured key environmental advisers from different countries, including U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki moon and Professor Jeffrey Sachs who are notorious advocates of abortion that operate at the highest levels of the United Nations.
Unfortunately, the pope has made a habit of conferring with scientists and anti-life agents in his plan to make the world a better place. "Science and religion, which offer different approaches to reality, can enter into an intense and productive dialogue with each other," he says in his encyclical on climate change.
What this has done is to give the agents of Antichrist a prominent platform from which to advance their "sustainable" pro-death agenda to the world. The same pope who said that Catholics shouldn't "breed like rabbits" has now opened the door to the Eternal City and has allowed these agents to come in and essentially say this same thing.
Dr. Joachim Schnellnhuber, who famously said in 2009 that the earth's "carrying capacity" is less than 1 billion people and who insists that the earth is overpopulated by at least 6 billion people, was chosen by the Vatican to help present the pope's encyclical at the June 18, 2015, Vatican press conference.
Likewise, Carolyn Woo, CEO and President of "Catholic Relief Services" known for its ongoing funding of abortion and contraception, was chosen by the Vatican to help assist in the release of the encyclical.
Similarly, pro-abortion candidate Bernie Sanders was invited last April to speak at a Vatican conference on social, economic and environmental issues. "I am very excited to have received an invitation from the Vatican to participate in a major conference dealing with how we inject morality into the world's economy," Sanders told reporters.
And of course, U.N. pro-aborts Ban Ki moon and Jeffrey Sachs were given a prime opportunity to plug population control at the Vatican climate change summit in April 2015. Their proposals were endorsed by the Vatican the very next day.
And now, the notorious Paul Ehrlich who initiated this worldwide scare against life forty-nine years ago will be the honored guest speaker at the upcoming Vatican conference on "how to save the natural world" from human infants.
Is this what Francis calls "gradualism?" Little by little, he is getting the church used to devious changes, while at the same time preaching that "resistance" to change that "takes refuge in traditions" is from "the devil."
Or is this latest change being pushed on the pope against his will? Francis, who has been very apt to "exhort" the Church through informal interviews could very well arrange one of these interviews to blast the Vatican's collusion with Ehrlich, if in fact he can't do this from the Chair of Peter. If the pope doesn't do this, what are we to think?
Let us give Pope Francis the benefit of the doubt and pray that he wash his hands of Ehrlich and all that he stands for.
Some of you are old enough to remember, and the rest of you are young enough to google (but I am not recommending it, due to a number of expletives here deleted for your convenience) the famous clip from the ‘70s cult flick, Wizards:
They’ve killed Fritz! They’ve killed Fritz!
Those lousy stinking yellow fairies!
Those horrible atrocity filled vermin!
Those despicable animal warmongers!
They’ve killed Fritz!
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In this episode of The Remnant Forum, Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrara break out the Catholic microscope and take a careful look at the controversial few paragraphs and footnotes of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Is Cardinal Raymond Burke a troublemaker? Is Francis merely attempting to be pastoral? Merciful? At the heart of all of this are the words of Jesus Christ which forbid adultery WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. Trouble is, Francis wants exceptions.
This from a Cruxnow.com article by canon lawyer Ed Peters, entitled: Conscience can’t be the final arbiter on who gets Communion:
Amoris, never mentioning Canons 915 or 916, seems to think that some process of pastoral “discernment” or “accompaniment” can lead divorced-and-remarried Catholics, even those not committed to a continent relationship as befits all non-married persons, to the point where, having satisfied themselves that they are not sinning, may approach for holy Communion, and the minister, irrespective of the communicant’s objective public status, must distribute it to them.
In other words, Canon 915, the central, historically uncontested, and canonically unambiguous norm controlling ministerial decisions to distribute holy Communion in such cases, is simply ignored.
It is the pervasive and steadfast refusal of nearly all “Amoris supporters” (I dislike the term, but it saves time) to face squarely the ancient tradition behind, and the unambiguous interpretation of, Canon 915 that dooms virtually all defenses of Amoris so far to irrelevance at best and to pastoral and even doctrinal disasters at worst. One cannot coherently discuss reception of holy Communion by divorced-and-remarried Catholics while ignoring the plain text of Canon 915. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: There is no coherent, valid argument being raised in defense of AL’s fatal flaw—that in some cases, marriage is dissoluble and/or public adultery and/or bigamy can be blessed by the Church. What we have here are lukewarm Catholics who essentially don't give a damn about Christ's teaching and the infallible teachings of the Church when said teachings conflict with their own personal opinion on the way things ought to be. Nothing is 'carved in stone,' in other words, and everything must evolve--even Christ.
In lieu of an actual argument, the defenders of Amoris simply WILL this change to the Church's teaching on the indissolubility of marriage to the rejection of the words of Jesus Christ. Why? Because it makes life so much easier when we all surrender to the world, the flesh and the devil. And, besides, to oppose it would be to become fully Catholic, a transition for which most of them are thoroughly ill-prepared. But make no mistake: They are not missing Cardinal's Burke's point when it comes to the fundamental flaw in Amoris Laetitia... they're simply ignoring it.
The Catholic Church today is teeming with de facto Protestants for whom the Code of Canon Law, the catechisms of the Catholic Church, the infallible teachings of the Church, doctrine, dogma and the reiteration of the constant and magisterial teachings of Popes from Peter to Benedict--mean nothing or can evolve or MUST evolve over time...and, at any rate, are no longer applicable to the modern world and its set of 'sophisticated' modern problems -- problems which even Christ Himself didn't anticipate when He said that "any man who puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery." His is a 'rigidity' the neo-Catholics are no longer prepared to accept.
The Church, they tell us, failed miserably in the mercy department for 2,013 years, and it is for this reason that Christ the Judgmental must bow to Francis the Merciful. This is nothing short of blasphemy, of course, and yet it is this pernicious non serviam that they actually trot out as an 'argument' in defense of Amoris Laetitia.
The very fact that so many Catholics today refuse to get exercised about the fundamental Moral Order- and Sacraments-destroying nature of AL is in and of itself proof that they've lost the faith (if they ever had it) and that the Church today is suffering from an unprecedented crisis of belief.
Kudos to the magnificent exceptions, such as Mr. Peters, for having the courage to defend the Truth of Jesus Christ Our King in that arena of spiritual and moral chaos that is the modern "Catholic Christian Community".
MJM: I want to address the 900-pound gorilla in the room—the controversy surrounding Pope Francis’s post-Synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (AL). The document, especially Paragraph 305, has been described by various priests and theologians, you know on EWTN and elsewhere, as “dangerous,” “very disturbing,” “very problematic,” “a big mistake,” “a direct contradiction of Pope John Paul's Familiaris Consortio,” and so forth. First of all, Your Eminence, how authoritative is AL, and are we talking merely about scandal here, or do these problematic paragraphs savor of heresy?
Bishop Athanasius Schneider, a collaborator with Cardinal Burke and an auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, gave a lecture on “Mary, conqueror of all heresies”, in which he warned that Freemasonry is an “instrument of Satan”. Bishop Schneider made this observation in the context of 2017 being the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Freemasonry with the establishment of the first Grand Lodge in London. READ MORE here.
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Today, January 5, 2017, it is with sorrow that the United States District Office learned of the passing of Mr. Guy André Louis Fellay, the father of our Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay. He was 86 years old. His funeral will take place on Monday, January 9, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel of the SSPX seminary in Ecône, Switzerland.
Please pray for the repose of Mr. Fellay, along with the soul of his wife and Bishop Fellay's mother, Françoise, who passed away only 15 months earlier. We also ask that you remember Bishop Fellay and his family in your prayers during this time of grief and mourning. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT RESPONSE: We encourage Remnant readers to please keep the repose of the soul of Mr. Fellay in your prayers. We extend our deepest condolences to Bishop Bernard Fellay and to the entire Fellay family during this time of loss and mourning. May he rest in peace. MJM