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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


Original title

Date of publication

German title

Date of publication

Link Tradition und Glauben


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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