On this the Feast of her Annunciation, may the Madonna intercede for us to end the scourge in Italy and throughout the world!
Swathed in ultramarine and crowned with roses, Gwyneth's Madonna is inspired by the work of the Italian Baroque painter Sassoferrato.
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In this RTV Short, we report on how one ingenious Catholic priest has found a way to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass without violating federal or state separation guidelines designed to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
As a 30-year US military chaplain, Father knows something about the importance of following the rules during a pandemic.
He also knows how important God and Faith are to those fighting for survival.
It is our hope that more Catholic priests will find a way to safely keep the consolation of Holy Mother Church available to their flocks even out here on the battlefield of this pandemic.
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Editor's Note: In the latest episode of From The Editor’s Desk, I attempt to point out that this crisis, as unsettling as it is, has also managed to put the lie to the entire Modernist revolution in the Catholic Church—a revolution which has left the Church utterly defenseless against moral evil, spiritual evil and now even temporal sickness, panic and fear.
In this beautiful video letter to us all, Bishop Athanasius Schneider explains how it is quite possible to stay close to God and the Church during times of trouble. His Excellency grew up under Soviet tyranny and so quite obviously knows of what he speaks. He also knows how to survive and keep the Faith, and it is for this reason that I’m so happy to offer this hopeful video message (below, along with the complete transcript) to Remnant readers at this particular moment of uncertainty.
AT A TIME when churches are rapidly closing their doors, public masses are being canceled and even sacraments such as confession and last rites are becoming more difficult to find, Planned Parenthood is busier than ever.
Planned Parenthood assured the public Thursday that they are doing everything they can to limit the effects of COVID-19 on its clinics.
He kept his church open, now he found a way to bring Mass to those of his flock who can attend.
Without violating regulations imposed by the Church or the state, this diocesan priest has discovered a way to maintain the consolation of Holy Mother Church during this time of crisis.
There will be a Tridentine Mass offered at 10:00 am on Sunday on the Saint Augustine campus.
The Mass will be on the north lawn adjacent to the parking lot, visible to the faithful.
The faithful are asked to remain in or around their vehicles for the Mass itself.
Immediately following the final blessing and Gospel, Holy Communion will be distributed to the faithful who wish to receive.
As a consolation to the larger Catholic community around the world, these traditional Latin Masses and their sermons will appear on the Remnant website every Sunday until the crisis ends.
The main thing to keep in mind is that the Mass WILL NOT BE CANCELLED, and that the graces won by this Mass will be available to our families, diocese and country, regardless of who is present.
This was to be the 29th time I walked the Paris-to-Chartres Pentecost Pilgrimage. In modern times, only two events interrupted this pilgrimage—World War II and the Second Vatican Council. At this point, it looks like we may be facing the prospect of a third interruption—the Coronavirus pandemic.
I have not given up yet, however. I believe that what our sad and desperate world needs now more than ever is the abundance of grace made available each year on the Chartres Pilgrimage.
I would be lying, however, if I said I’m not concerned. With the Coronavirus now shutting down nearly everything—including Masses, churches, even Holy Week—it’s difficult to see how the international recovery effort could take place in time for this year’s Pilgrimage.
Still, one never knows, and, with God, anything is possible.
So, if you’re willing to wait a little longer I’d like to keep monitoring the situation, along with our French allies, to see if anything changes here in the next few weeks.
France, like everywhere else, is in lockdown right now. So, there’s no great urgency for me to pay for the hotels and restaurants needed for our pilgrimage. In other words, if this crisis continues into April we’ll be able to either refund all or most of your deposit or hang onto it in order to register you for next year.
We’ll post updates on our website: ChartresPilgrimageUSA.com and continue to provide major updates to you via email.
Feel free to telephone us anytime, and please rest assured that we will certainly not go to France unless and until the US State Department gives the all clear. As far as I can see, you have nothing to lose by waiting with me for that to happen. And, if it does not happen, we’ll start planning for next year.
Thanks for your patience. I hope you’re all healthy and safe. May God bless you and may Notre Dame de Chrétiente be with us all during this dark and confusing time.
In Christo Rege,
Michael J. Matt
Tired of priests and bishops going MIA during the Coronavirus pandemic?
Why are so many 'progressive’ shepherds, who said they were going to make the Church into a “field hospital” for the walking wounded, suddenly heading for cover during the flock’s moment of need?
Remember when Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need? He said they were to “stay close to the marginalized and to be shepherds living with the smell of the sheep.”
What happened to all that?
Church of Accompaniment? Not quite. Church of Abandonment is more like it.
But certainly not all priests and bishops are taking orders from their secularist jailors.
In fact, if you're in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area tomorrow--Sunday, March 15), come out to the Church of St Augustine's Traditional Latin Mass tomorrow at 10:00 AM.
The holy water fonts are NOT going to be drained, the church is not going to be locked, communion will be administered on the tongue AND Father will preach a sermon on the importance of keeping the Church engaged and the churches open when faithful Catholics are most in need.
Plus, look for a shoutout to Archbishop Vigano tomorrow, too…from the pulpit!
Rather than ordering the faithful to stay away from church, Father is organizing a special Rosary procession for those wishing to publicly turn to Heaven during this moment of crisis. The procession, which will take place outside the church, will include prayers of petition, begging Our Lady to be with us during this time of tribulation.
Seems to me that this is exactly how Mother Church took her children under her protective mantle in times of trouble for a thousand years or more.
If you're feeling sick or in a high-risk category, no worries. Stay home and we'll all be praying for you, too.
We thank God for all the courageous Catholic priests willing to keep our churches open to us in the face of this pandemic.
May God be with us all.
How Francis is Attempting to Complete the Destruction of the Church Begun by Paul VI.
[I drafted the following text on August 6, 2016, but never published it. When reviewing it and slightly updating it in December 2019, I was struck by how much worse the situation has become since the summer of 2016, and how all of my evaluations had been confirmed by subsequent events. Although this document could be considerably expanded, it is better to leave it as a brisk pencil portrait of a Roman Pontiff who would beat the worst Renaissance popes at their own game.]
IT HAS BECOME fashionable to say that Pope Francis is not a liturgical revolutionary. It’s true that he did not rush at the traditional rites of the Church with jackhammer and dynamite the way Paul VI did, leaving a pile of rubble and a sign marked (with mordant irony) “Renewal.” But in his own more devious way, he has made a series of strategic moves that seek to canonize the revolution and immobilize the opposition.
The social media giants, so powerful now as to influence even the outcomes of national elections, are making sure only the right political opinions about ruthless communist regimes are not censored.The last time media censorship got to this point millions of people were soon to be rounded up, imprisoned and buried in mass, unmarked graves all across Eastern Europe.
Back in 2018, The Daily Caller broke the story that the notorious Left-wing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is "assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform." According to the Caller, "the SPLC is one of the more than 100 NGOs and government agencies in YouTube's 'Trusted Flaggers' program."
No surprise, then, that The Remnant has already been demonetized and shadow banned, and now this: YouTube slapped an age restriction (see screenshot below) on RTV’s most recent Sunday Sermon: CHINESE CATHOLICS BETRAYED: Diocesan Priest Stands with Viganò and Cardinal Zen
Why would a sermon which includes a trending topic (China and the coronavirus) and covers Archbishop Vigano’s latest letter, be deemed unsuitable for those under 18 (Father gave this sermon to his large congregation of all ages, by the way), unless YouTube is trying to tighten the noose around the neck of yet another conservative channel?
What is YouTube so afraid of? The Chinese communists, as the sermon points out, are forcing abortions, arresting bishops and priests, terrorizing their own citizens. It’s all documented, photographic evidence that’s easy to find, so does YouTube not want us defending Chinese Catholics persecuted by an intolerant and bigoted regime?
People are losing their jobs merely for expressing on Facebook dissenting opinions on "new and approved" notions of marriage. Mainstream conservative talking heads are not allowed to even question gay marriage anymore. The government is teaming up with new Gestapo agencies such as the SPLC to label as haters all those who deviate from politically correct ideology. And the social media giants, so powerful now as to influence even the outcomes of national elections, are making sure only the right political opinions about ruthless totalitarian regimes are not censored.
The last time media censorship got to this point millions of people were soon to be rounded up, imprisoned and buried in mass, unmarked graves all across Eastern Europe.
Remnant TV (TheRemnantVideo on YouTube) is growing closer every day to being kicked off Google’s massive streaming provider. However, we believe the Catholic cause is worth fighting for, and that video is a necessary medium to help spread the message.
First off, I'm contesting this ridiculous "age restriction" flag with the YouTube team right now. Why? Because this is beyond stupid!
In addition, we long ago anticipated the YouTube crackdown by building our own video hosting platform right here at RemnantNewspaper.com. We're revamping it right now by setting it up on remote servers around the country and in Europe to ensure quality playback. This is not cheap, but we hope to complete the project before we get thrown off YouTube entirely.
In the meantime, here's a simple 3-step process to help us fight back and to ensure RTV continues to thrive:
That’s it. Show them that despite their best totalitarian efforts, we won’t be silenced, we won't be intimidated and we certainly won't back down.
Let's start with this Sunday Sermon video; spread it as far as you can.
In a press release dated March 3, the Vatican announced that it has postponed Pope Francis's Global Compact on Education for a "new humanism" [read, contraception] Pact from its original mid-May date to October 11-18, 2020.
The meeting was to feature "great men of the earth", i.e., Bono and Jeff Sachs, who were to help Francis build a global village that would establish a new humanism based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
According to population control guru, Jeff Sachs, Francis' global education initiative was going to be financed by the likes of Bill Gates, the IMF, a bunch of rock stars and God knows what other lunatical globalist wackos.
But then there was Corona.
I guess maybe God needs a break from the sanctimonious papal bloviating, too.
The meeting has been postponed until October, it's true. But at the moment, NASA's watching a massive asteroid that's supposed to be heading our way next month. So, we'll have to wait and see how aggressive Francis wants to be with this Godless little global village of his.
A Couple of the Vatican's Great Men of the Earth