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Cardinal Pell Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell, Australian native and Vatican finance chief, left Rome in the summer of 2017 to stand trial in Melbourne. He is the highest Vatican official yet to be tried for sex abuse.

Though Cardinal Pell has consistently professed innocence, he was reportedly found guilty on Wednesday, December 12, of molesting two choirboys in the late 1990s.

Friday, December 14, 2018


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We're happy to announce that the December 15th issue of The Remnant is in the mail! 

Don't miss these exclusive new articles:

Hilary White
Papal Cattocomunismo (Italian Reds)

Always getting our wee heads into incomprehensible tizzies over trivialities like a few kids getting abused by priests, as if everyone doesn’t know that is something that has gone on for centuries. Regrettable, if they didn’t like it, but not that big a deal. Bigger fish to fry, right? Bigger fruit to peel... Migrants, for instance. ...To Read the Full Article, SUBSCRIBE

Father Robert Brucciani, SSPX
Treasure in Mortal Hands

My dear brethren, we are all called to assist in the longed-for regeneration of the Church. We can do this most effectively by the regeneration of our own souls first. Faith, hope and charity are ready gifts to be granted, but they will only be granted if we value the triple treasure in our hands. May the approaching time of Advent, therefore, be a time of rediscovery of this precious treasure and a time of preparation for the coming of the greatest of all treasures, Our Lord Himself … To Read the transcript, SUBSCRIBE

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

Patroness of the Blind

St. Lucy was born in the ancient Greek city Syracuse on the island of Sicily around the year 283. Her father was a wealthy nobleman of Roman origin, who died when she was five years old, leaving Lucy and her mother without a protective guardian. At an early age she secretly made a vow of virginity, and she hoped to distribute her dowry to the poor. Her mother however, not knowing of Lucy's secret vow, feared for her future. She arranged Lucy's marriage to a young man from a wealthy pagan family.

Due to the voluntary efforts of friends overseas, select Remnant articles are now available in a variety of languages, most recently including German and Romanian.

An E-correspondence from friends in Romania:

Dear Michael Matt,

Here is the Romanian translation of your talk, given last May at the Family Life International Conference in London:


As you can see, the editor has decided to publish your conference in three (3) parts - because this is one of the longest texts he has ever published on his blog. So, this is just the first part. Next days the second and the third will come. I will send you all their links.

Anyway, it is very good that people from Romania are interested in reading texts written by Catholics who loves their sacred Christian (Catholic) Tradition. They are aware of all those difficult battles you fight in USA. Maybe one day they will invite you to deliver here a conference... who knows? Holy Providence's ways are really mysterious...

Yours faithfully.

And from Germany:

Dear Mr. Matt,

There is a list of the German translations attached (See Below). I will also a make a list of Polish translations if there will be any. There are other The Remnant essays in translations and I will give you another list, if they will be published. In some days most of your articles won't be free accessible, but only the website members will have the access. Now they are still free and your readers can see them, if they want. 

Keep on with your good work. God bless you.

REMNANT COMMENT: The worldwide Catholic remnant is growing stronger every day, the silver lining to the Bergoglian regime that should give us all cause to rejoice during this holy season. We wish all of our allies and friends around the world a happy and holy Advent and a Merry Christmas, as we all prepare to face the coming year together, brothers in arms and soldiers of Jesus Christ. Be of good cheer, and keep the old faith. There is indeed a remnant left selected out of grace. Thanks be to God.


The Remnant German Translations


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Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara and John Vennari: With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis

September 22, 2016

Michael Matt, Christopher Ferrara und John Vennari: "Mit brennender Sorge: "Wir klagen Papst Franziskus an"

November 11, 2016 – January 7, 2017

In 13 parts



Hilary White, A New Schism for A New Church

October 2, 2016

Hilary White: Ein Neues Schisma für eine Neue Kirche

November 26, 2016 -

November 30, 2016

In 3 parts



Robert J. Siscoe, Can the Church Judge a Heretical Pope?

December 5, 2016

Robert J. Siscoe, Kann die Kirche einen Häretischen Papst verurteilen?

December 17, 2016



Hilary White, Why Revolutionaries Always Crush Contemplative Nuns First

September 7, 2016

Hilary White: Warum die Revolutionäre immer als erstes kontemplative Nonnen zerschlagen

December 21, 2016



Hilary White, Sawing off the Branch

December 30, 2016

Hilary White, Den Ast absägen

January 7, 2017



Christopher A. Ferrara, Next Stage in the Bergoglian Debacle: Gay Church Comes Out

July 29, 2017

Christopher A. Ferrara, Das nächste Stadium im Bergoglio Debakel: Das Coming Out der Homo Kirche

November 17, 2017 – November 25, 2017

3 Parts



Hilary White, Springtime’s Over, Ladies: Francis’ Plans for the “New Conservative” Religious Orders

July 23, 2016

Hilary White, Der Frühling ist vorüber, meine Damen

December 12,


3 Parts



Hilary White, Et Tu, Benedict? (Some Final Thoughts on Joseph Ratzinger)

March 12, 2018

Hilary White, Et Tu, Benedicte? (Einige abschließende Gedanken zu Joseph Ratzinger)

March 24, 2018



Hilary White, Pope Francis vs Comtemplative Orders

March 23, 2018

Hilary White, Papst Franziskus versus kontemplative Orden

June 29, 2018 –

July 9, 2018



Hilary White, A Sister Speaks: ‘Cor Orans is the Death-Knell of Carmel’

May 27, 2018

Hilary White, „Cor Orans ist die Totenglocke des Karmels‟

July 13, 2018- July 16, 2018

2 parts



Hilary White, Scandal of the Carmelites in Rom


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Hilary White: Der Skandal der Karmeliten In Rom: Die stillschweigende Zustimmung, die Homohäresie begünstigt. 

July 20, 2018



Hilary White, COR ORANS: Another Evil Spirit of Vatican II

June 26, 2018

Hilary White, COR ORANS: Ein weiterer böser Geist des II. Vatikanums

July 23, 3018



Hilary White, Things to Do in an Emergency: “What’s Your Trade?”

July 22, 2018

Hilary White, Was man im Notfall tun soll: „Was ist Ihr Brotberuf?“

October 30, 2018 – November 9, 2018



If you’re the Pope and you don’t want to be the obvious bad guy in the most massive clerical sex scandal debacle in history, there are certain obvious things you just have to say, such as:

“I’m so sorry.”

“This is a mortal sin that violates the laws of both God and nature, to say nothing of the laws of the Church, and I will have it out!”

“I’m doing my best to eradicate this pox from the Church.”

“Please join me in public reparation for the sins of my priests.”

“Lord Jesus Christ, I beg forgiveness for all that we've done to violate Your most pure and spotless bride."

Here’s the closest Francis has come so far, excerpted from a new book-interview with Claretian Father Fernando Prado, The Strength of Vocation: Consecrated Life Today:

The Church urges that persons with this rooted [homosexual] tendency not be accepted into (priestly) ministry or consecrated life… We have to urge homosexual priests, and men and women religious, to live with celibacy, with integrity, and above all, that they be impeccably responsible, trying to never scandalize either their communities or the faithful holy people of God. It is better that they leave the priesthood or the consecrated life rather than live a double life.”

But, Holiness, who are you to judge? Remember?

Although this is positively Piusthetenthian by Francis Church standards, it still seems like we may have a bit of cherry picking going on here--the question is, cherry picking by whom? Because there's no doubt that Francis' words will not be well-received by the pro-LGBT activists in the Church, such as Jimmy Martin, who are hell-bent on creating the illusion that the Church has changed her teaching against homosexual acts. Clearly, Francis can't have it both ways, as is evidenced by his #1 cheerleader's hissy fit over even just this slight papal walk back of the grand deception:

jimmy martinIsn't that a doodle! Catholic teaching can be pretty gauche, girlfriend!

It is unlikely that we will hear words even like these from Pope Francis again any time soon, keeping in mind that this August 2018 book-interview took place before Francis had engaged in the Vigano smackdown, culminating in the hijacking of the USCCB's meeting in Baltimore when the bishops were ordered to not take action against Cardinal McCarrick. In other words, in the aftermath of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report the Pope was saying some nice words, but those words ring a little hallow in the wake of Hurricane Vigano, especially given the fact that Francis has been promoting homosexual priests for years, covering for homosexual bishops and cardinals, and tends to surround himself with those who aren't exactly the, well, marrying type.

And, evidently, out "homosexual priests" are a thing now, according to the Pope who famously said of gay priests: Who am I to judge? But what about the other truth of the Church: that they were never allowed to be priests in the first place?  What about the terrifying prospect that, objectively speaking and according to the Catechisms of the Catholic Church, such priests will damn themselves forever unless they reform their lives? Yes, of course they need to go, but what about their souls, Francis? It's not enough to say: “Go do your stuff somewhere else, or at the very least try harder not to partake in this sin that cries to heaven for vengeance while serving as a priest.” 

Huh? This is the Pope talking here, and in the midst of the most horrific clerical sex scandal in history. I'm sorry, but this is insufficient! 

Contrast this with the words of the late Bishop Morlino, who said:

The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. 

On the bright side: Fr. Jimmy Martin? You heard His Holiness, right? Time for you to catch the peace train right on out of here. Maybe you can build your bridge to hell from somebody else’s “faith community.”

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Putin meets with young people (AFP Photo) Putin meets with young people (AFP Photo)

Russia’s making headlines again for being just too darn family-oriented and Christian-valued for the NWO:

PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia’s continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights.

Judges at the court based in the eastern French city of Strasbourg called on Moscow to introduce “systemic measures” to remedy the breaches to the European Convention of Human Rights that the Russian Federation became a signatory to in 1996.

It’s unlikely Russia will implement the court’s recommendation of the need for “a sustained and long-term effort to adopt general measures” to ease the freedom to march and counter LGBT discrimination.

Russia in 2011 adopted a vaguely worded legislation on “gay propaganda” that outlaws LGBT gatherings anywhere near where children might be.

REMNANT COMMENT: Stop the hate, for sure! This is outrageous! I’m shocked. Totally shocked. Probably more shocked than you are, in fact, because I’m super evolved!

(Thanks, Facebook censors, for all you do to keep us safe!)

Now for what we really think: Maybe if the Alphabet Soup Gang would refrain from running around naked in the streets of Moscow, turning Main Street Russia into a S&M freakshow, Mother Russia wouldn't be so worried about little Olga and Dmitry losing their innocence forever on their way to grab a Baykal after school.

Is it really so unreasonable for a parent—any parent—to prefer her little daughter not be forced to witness two men in leather thongs flogging each other on her way to ballet class? I mean, really! Who's being the insensitive boob here -- the parent minding her own business, or the doofus in the leather diaper?  

Just a thought. 

I know, we Godly Americans know FOR SURE that President Putin is just trying to fool us with all this, by playing the part of the prodigal. But what if Putin’s presidential playacting is beginning to take a toll on the former KGB guy?  What if his public bearing witness to the Light—no matter how politically motivated it may be—is actually scoring a few points with the “Man upstairs”. You never know. Right?

A politician  “pretending” to be a Christian at a time when just about every country in the West is preparing to outlaw Christianity has got to stand for something.  And why pretend to be Christian if on some level you’re not convinced that a Christian people is far preferable to an atheist/secularist mob?

God's ways are not ours and, let's face it, even Putin’s charade—if that’s all it is—is more Godly than what ninety percent of politicians running around loose in the world today are doing.

Here’s an old RTV Short that I think drives this point home quite nicely:

Since 2016, Christian and pro-life families in Taiwan, with the aid of MassResistance, have been organizing massive demonstrations across the country to raise awareness of the cultural consequences of legalizing same sex “marriage”.

"Christian groups decided to put the issue up for a nationwide vote. Even though Christians make up only 5% of the population in Taiwan, they were able to get the signatures necessary to do put forth three ballot questions: (1) marriage is only between one man and one woman (2) have a “different process” other than the legal system for dealing with same-sex unions; and (3) ban the teaching of homosexuality in public schools.

The LGBT movement also put up two ballot questions: (1) Should the civil code guarantee the rights of same-sex couples to get married? (2) Should “gender equality education covering LGBTI rights” be compulsory in the public schools?

Last Saturday, November 24, 2018, the country voted. All three of the Christian groups’ ballot questions passed. The two LGBT movement’s ballot questions failed. The pro-family movement had won. The mainstream media around the world reacted with shock and anger. At this writing the Taiwan election authorities have not released the exact vote totals – except to say that they percentages were quite substantial.

The Parliament is now going to have to deal with conflicting mandates – the Court’s ruling versus the peoples’ vote. It may force the issue back to the Supreme Court."  Read the rest HERE.


REMNANT COMMENT: God's still in His heaven, and it ain't over til the fat lady sings. 


Father Tom "I Never Met a Cliché I Didn't Like" Belanger Father Tom "I Never Met a Cliché I Didn't Like" Belanger

The Archdiocese of Chicago will experience a dramatic loss of priests, and therefore parishes, in the next 13 years. It's estimated that 180 priests will have retired by then, but only 10 will have taken their place. Fr. Thomas Belanger, the pastor of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Chicago, was interviewed on this grim prospect. He expects his own parish will become stronger, because:

“Enlightenment, and also not judging as quickly as we used to, but accepting people where they’re at, but also help them become stronger in their own self-identity and their lives.” 

…Um?  Well, anyway, sit back and have a look at the Springtime of Vatican II, which is just bustin' out all over the Windy City:


Thank you, Father, for illustrating the exact reason we’ve run out of priests to shepherd the “faith communities” of Chicago.

church emptyEnlightenment fills closed churches, not so much with people, but with light!
Isn't that enlightening?

Dear Friends in Christ the King:

Some good news!  As part of our ongoing effort to keep the print edition of The Remnant going to press every two weeks, I’m happy to announce that The Remnant is teaming up with Professor Roberto de Mattei—the highly esteemed historian and President of the Lepanto Foundation in Rome.

You can read Professor de Mattei’s excellent “Church in Crisis: The Final Act of Vatican II” in the new print/e-edition of The Remnant. By the way, the Professor’s work will be available in our print and e-edition only, as an incentive to visitors to our website to also take out a subscription to the newspaper—the financial lifeblood of this apostolate.


Everything truly Catholic but Internet-based will, in the months and years ahead, be subject to more and more governmental regulation. And I have no intention of turning the entire traditional Catholic press over to the Christophobic Gods of Cyberspace.

The Remnant’s print edition must survive!

Cardinals Cupich and McCarrick Cardinals Cupich and McCarrick


Because the Vatican apparently couldn’t care any less about victims of abuse, and would evidently like to enable its criminal priests and bishops to keep right on committing that abuse, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Blase "Francis Is Latino" Cupich to the organizational committee of the February meeting.





According to Edward Pentin of NCRegister:

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta are among those Pope Francis appointed today to the organizing committee for next February’s meeting of presidents of bishops’ conferences to discuss the protection of minors in the Church.

...Cardinal Cupich said Nov. 20 he believed the meeting will be a “watershed moment in the life of the Church” and that “time and again” the Pope “has shown his resolve to comprehensively address this scourge.” 

The archbishop of Chicago, who, like the Holy Father, has frequently blamed the crisis primarily on “clericalism,” said Francis is “calling for radical reform in the life of the Church, for he understands that this crisis is about the abuse of power and a culture of protection and privilege, which have created a climate of secrecy, without accountability for misdeeds.” 

“All of that has to end, not only in terms of how it risks the safety of children, but also how the abuse of power by certain leaders undermines the Gospel and injures the faith lives of the people the ordained have been sent to serve,” Cardinal Cupich said. 

Diane Montagna of LifeSiteNews added:

The appointment is raising concerns because Cardinal Cupich has notably dismissed Archbishop Viganò’s testimony on the McCarrick abuse cover-up as a mere “rabbit hole” distracting the Church, believes that homosexuality is not a significant contributing factor in the abuse of minors (despite statistics showing otherwise), and has defended the Vatican postponing U.S. bishops from voting on measures to prevent abuse cover-up.

REMNANT COMMENT: As we said the last time. . . 

The Orbán Family The Orbán Family

While most countries in Europe seem to be giving in to a slow demographic decline, Hungary is fighting back with some of the world's most generous pronatalism policies—mostly thanks to pro-family PM, Viktor Orbán.

From Russian Insider:

The basis of Hungarian government today, says:

Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman… and the family as the basis of the nation’s survival. Hungary shall encourage the commitment to have children. The protection of families shall be regulated by a cardinal Act.

Since 2010, when Prime Minister Orbán’s government took office, Hungary’s demographic policy has shown real resultsby 2017, abortion numbers had dropped by more than a third, from 40,449 to 28,500, divorces saw a marked decline (from 23,873 in 2010 to 18,600 in 2017), and the number of marriages had risen by some 42 percent.

The government is seeking to find out, inter alia, whether the people agree that the problem of Hungary’s declining population should not be remedied with immigration, but with more intensive family support measures; whether the people agree that the new family support programmes will continue to remain tied to employment; and whether young married couples should be given support with the initial phases of their independent married lives.

Alarmingly fertility remains below replacement level but perhaps -- most likely in fact -- the full effect of the reform will take more time and full benefits will be reaped only after years or decades more.

REMNANT COMMENT: The pro-family winds of change are certainly blowing across Europe, now that the nation-killing consequences of International Planned Parenthood's agenda have been fully realized. 

Now, wouldn't it be great if the neo-Catholic establishment would experience a similar awakening and begin to reexamine its long-standing fixation on natural planned parenthood—so-called NFP? 

Yes, I realize that Natural Family Planning isn't intrinsically evil as is, say, artificial contraception. But, nevertheless, when you have the entire Church of Accompaniment orchestrating a world-wide push to curb fertility in Catholic families that are otherwise open to life, you’ve got to wonder whose side they're really on, especially now with Pope Francis teaming up with Jeffrey Sachs and the whole "sustainable development" crowd.

If we’re brutally honest with ourselves, we've got to admit that diocesan training programs mandating every young Catholic couple be thoroughly indoctrinated in the art of preventing conception with machine-like precision is, at the end of the day, a bit suspicious. At the very least we've got to admit that it runs the risk of encouraging our own little Catholic contraceptive mentality. Right? I mean, how could it not? 

If I can get personal for a moment, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only man who is grateful no NFP experts got into his head back when he was young, foolish and newlywed. If someone had told me to wait until I was ready, mature and financially stable before becoming a "responsible parent", I’d likely still be coming up with excuses.

As it was, when my wife and I were married in 1996 our first child showed up nine months later.  A couple years after that, we had three under three. And, by the way, we didn’t have two pennies to rub together at the time. Somehow, God provided. 

And we weren’t heroes. That’s just the way it was. When I was a kid, every family in our neighborhood had 9, 10, 12 children. Catholic couples were literally wide open to life, with the mentality being "however many children God sends us is how many children we'll have." I had eight siblings. Growing up was so much fun that it never even occurred to me to deprive my own kids of that truly awesome childhood. 

Not so much anymore, right?

So, what happened? Somewhere along the line Catholics got it into their heads that less is more, that “responsible parenthood” means a larger house, more reliable cars and much smaller families.  

In most dioceses in America today, for example, the mandatory pre-Cana classes include expert instruction on how to delay conception i.e., how to take advantage of the pleasure of the marital act without necessarily dealing with the drooling, pooping, crying little consequences. Having already equalized the ends of marriage, they've come pretty close to inverting them, arguing that the unitive (and concupiscence-controlling) ends of marriage trump procreation and the education of children.

In fairness, it must also be said that many couples use NFP to conceive when there is some difficulty in that regard.  And for this reason, a blanket condemnation of NFP is absurd. It certainly has its place.  

The trouble is, many Catholic couples use NFP, not out of some necessity but, rather, indefinitely and merely to ensure they have only a couple of kids. And the real heartbreak of this is that we're talking about the "good guys" here. These are the cream-of-the-crop Catholics who've kept the Faith enough to want to live in compliance with the Church's moral laws that, if rarely stressed from the pulpits, are nevertheless still in the books. They’re conscientious Catholics, in other words, who've been sort of brainwashed by the Church of Accompaniment into embracing a de facto contraceptive mentality.  

If the over-zealous champions of NFP were to instead encourage Catholic couples to have "as many children as God sends" once again, we'd no doubt see a significant increase in the pre-conciliar large Catholic family about which Pope Pius XII wrote so beautifully and which once made up the backbone of the Catholic Church as self-reliant, self-sufficient, enemies of the nanny state.

I know, mine is a pipe dream. Too much water has gone under the bridge to walk this one back. Still, it's true that most Latin Mass-going traditional Catholics haven’t paid much attention to NFP over the past twenty-five years, preferring instead to just have a bunch of kids and live their lives without the "romance" of charts, graphs and thermometers.  

Maybe now that Francis has ripped the mask of innocence off the Revolution of Vatican II as a whole--and more and more neo-Catholics are coming to realize they've been had (liturgically and doctrinally)—maybe now is a good time to charitably and gently put the topic of "Catholic contraception" back on the table.

Long live the large pre-conciliar Catholic family! 


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