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Two days ago, a female journalist asked the Pope how he reacted to the recent Open Letter accusing him of heresy.
His Humble Holiness responded: "With humor, my daughter," adding most condescendingly, "I also pray for them because they are wrong and poor people, some are manipulated. And who are those who signed...?"
"Who are those who signed?" They are your children, Holiness, whose souls should be your first responsibility.
I say "should be" because Francis evidently doesn't see it that way. He's above it! He hears credible accusations from competent sources and his heart overflows with sarcastic fellowship.
He laughs at them because it's hilarious, apparently, that a group of academics and clerics have placed their careers on the line because his pontificate has them at the end of their ropes.
The sheep are scandalized to the point of tears, and the shepherd mockingly asks:
(If you look very closely, you'll notice that's not actually Pope Francis. But I see why one might get confused.)
Give us a break, Holiness, please. Your humble pope shtick is getting old and tired, as the mob boss papal politician that you are reveals itself in all of its astronomical arrogance.
The tone Francis has here adopted strikes us less as that of the reasoned reaction of a responsible father and more like that of an impossibly insecure man whose ego simply cannot handle criticism.
Unfortunately, the choice is his, but his sheep are deserting this negligent and prideful shepherd in droves. They evidently smell the wolf under the shepherd's clothing. Or perhaps they've just spied the telltale black sneakers where the shoes of the Fisherman are supposed to be.
Either way, the crowing of the cock is echoing all over as Peter tells the New World Order, "I don't know the Man signers."
We strongly encourage our readers to take twenty-four minutes to watch Raymond Arroyo's interview of Raymond Cardinal Burke on The World Over.
Whatever you may think, it seems Catholics of good will still have a champion in His Eminence.
Among the tough issues addressed--from the McCarrick question to Trump's Wall--Cardinal Burke is clearly on the side of faithful Catholics who are growing increasingly concerned by the scandal that is the pontificate of Pope Francis:
> The faithful have the right to a response from the Pope
> On Populism: Patriotism is part of the natural moral law
> A wall could be a means to keep good order between two sovereign states
This and so much more. Check it out:
God bless Cardinal Burke!
In a dramatic message to the “scientific community” Friday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, said that the world is undergoing a veritable “climate crisis, caused by man’s interference in nature.”
“The climate crisis is reaching unprecedented proportions. Therefore, the urgency could not be greater,” the cardinal said.
Warning that “we have only around a decade to limit this global warming,” Turkson said that the nations of the world must limit temperature increases to 1.5°C, which he called “a critical physical threshold, inasmuch as it would still enable the avoidance of many destructive impacts of climate changes caused by man.”
“In particular, it would probably safeguard our common home from becoming a ‘greenhouse,’” he said.
We “are already witnessing the grave impact of climate changes on people, in terms of extreme meteorological conditions, such as drought, flooding, rising sea level, devastating storms and ferocious fires,” he said, and the climate crisis “is reaching unprecedented proportions.”
The natural world “is coming to pieces,” the cardinal said, "and adults must listen to young people whose future is threatened and who demand change. It's time for an intervention."
REMNANT COMMENT: I couldn’t agree more, Your Eminence. And since I’m younger than you, may I suggest you stop talking and listen to this demand for change:
Catholics of the world have had enough! It is time to stage an intervention to stop infiltrators like you from further selling out the Church to globalist pro-aborts, hellbent on establishing a New World Order to replace the Kingdom of Christ on earth.
Clearly, the Vatican has been taken over by those whose utopian vision might have been lifted directly from the lyrics of Imagine-- John Lennon’s anthem to Marxist and Freemasonic principles.
At this point, Cardinal Turkson has much more in common with socialist, freshman congressman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez than with the vast majority of pro-life, pro-family Catholics throughout the world.
No wonder Breitbart News, which broke this story, warned their readers: "Marxists really have infiltrated the Church hierarchy to the very top. This has nothing whatsoever to do with Catholicism, and everything to do with politics."
Basta, Your Eminence!
This year’s concluding Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the great gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres on Pentecost Monday will be celebrated by none other than Monsignor André Leonard, Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussels and former Primate of Belgium.
On April 24, 2013, the topless harpies of Femen targeted the Archbishop for his strong stand against homosexual marriage.
At that time, the Archbishop’s example reminded many of us of Our Lord Himself, as he remained composed and in prayer as these apparent demons leapt out of their seats at an event at the Brussels' Free University campus and assaulted him, squirting an (at the time) unknown substance at him, while screaming “homophobe!”.
Some readers may not immediately recognize the name, but they’ll certainly remember this famous photograph:
The Archbishop has long since established himself as a fearless champion of traditional Catholic morality, having drawn down the wrath of hell when he called on homosexuals to practice abstinence and expressed his support for the Manif Pour Tous protests against gay marriage legislation in France at the time.
For such a courageous (and controversial) figure to celebrate the most high-profile Traditional Latin Mass of the year in the Chartres Cathedral for 10 to 20 thousand traditional Catholics is a testament to His Excellency’s courage and to that of our brothers at Notre-Dame de Chrétienté. It will be nothing less than an honor for us to stand with these Catholic warriors in Chartres, regardless of the inevitable protests.
Follow Along Online
We have set up a new website to help spread the word of the Chartres Pilgrimage.ChartresPilgrimageUSA.com offers the latest news on the Remnant's official US Chapter of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and it also has a blog that allows visitors to follow along in spirit and in prayer during the Pilgrimage itself. We will be posting photos and updates from the Road to Chartres this year, and readers are certainly encouraged to follow along, pray with us, and pray for overall success of this now massive and international demonstration in honor of Christ the King.
On Monday, May 20, 2019, Pope Francis relieved Bishop Vitus Huonder of his duties as Bishop of the Diocese of Chur (Switzerland), while appointing an administrator with a view to the election of his successor.
According to an intention that he stated long ago, Bishop Huonder is retiring to a house of the Society of Saint Pius X. The one sole purpose of this step is to dedicate himself to prayer and silence, to celebrate the traditional Mass exclusively, and to work for Tradition, the only way of renewing the Church.
The Society of Saint Pius X appreciates Bishop Huonder’s courageous decision and rejoices to be able to provide him with the spiritual and priestly surroundings that he desires so deeply. May this example be followed by others, so as to “restore everything in Christ”.
May 20, 2019
His Excellency Vitus Huonder Don Davide Pagliarani
Bishop Emeritus of Chur Superior General of the SSPX
Notre-Dame de Chrétienté is pleased to announce that the departure of the Chartres Pilgrimage will be from St. Sulpice Church - the second-largest chuch in Paris - on June 8, 2019.
The pilgrims will rendezvous at 5.30 am, with the traditional Latin Mass celebrated at 7 am .
Notre-Dame de Chrétienté thanks the archdiocese as well as the civil and military authorities for their understanding and efforts to find this solution that allows us to begin our pilgrimage in Paris and on a route close to the one we usually use.
Mass will be celebrated by Father Julian Large, Provost of the Oratory of London, assisted by Father Henri Lefer (FSSP, Chaplain of the Paris-Est region) and Canon Martial Pinoteau (ICRSP, Chaplain of North Region). Mgr Alexis Leproux, Vicar General and representative of the Archbishopric of Paris, will give the homily. The sendoff will be given by the Abbot Alexis Garnier, Chaplain General of Notre-Dame de Chrétienté.
The 42 family chapters and the 22 children's chapters will meet at Igny on Saturday, June 8 at 11:30 am for Mass celebrated by Father Guilhem de Labarre, of the Fraternité St Pierre, chaplain of the Order Service.
The pilgrimage under the theme of the Peace of Christ through the Kingship of Christ is an invitation to conversion through Catholic Tradition and the Rosary for the restoration of Christianity.
Our Lady of Holy Hope, convert us!
Visit ChartresPilgrimageUSA.com for the latest news on the Remnant's official USA Chapter, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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Michael J. Matt: Women Deacons and Heretical Popes
Theresa Marie Moreau: FORGOTTEN HATE CRIMES: Martyred Catholics in China
Chris Ferrara: JORGE'S HEROES: The Dirty War and a Dirty Beatification
Chris Jackson: Vatican News Roundup
Elizabeth Yore: A Vatican Deal Made in China
Hilary White: Praying for Things
Elena Chudinova: A Letter from Russia/Who Obstructs the Construction of Churches in Moscow?
John Salza: Debating the Relevant Issues/Reply to Br. Andre Marie
Fr. Celatus: The Last Word/Angry Missionaries of Mercy
On May 19—and in the spirit of Pope Francis—St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park, Florida, will host an interfaith Ramadan dinner.
Why? Because, as is explained on St. Margaret Mary's website (which includes the graphic below), they seek to follow the example set by Pope Francis:
With his ominous looking goatee, shaved head, forearm tattoos and 6’8” frame, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman looks like he belongs at the end of the Philadelphia 76ers’ bench.
However, basketball isn’t his game.
Rather, Fetterman has been doing a lot of tacit dribbling throughout the Commonwealth on what he calls “a listening tour” on the legalization of “recreational” marijuana. The town-hall type meetings have been proceeding non-stop since February with its goal of visiting all of the state’s 67 counties by mid-June.
Last Wednesday evening, that tour brought Fetterman to the 2nd Street Community Center in Northumberland. In reality, this “listening tour” was over before it began and is simply a campaign for the impending legalization of marijuana.
Anyone familiar with the issue will tell you that when Gov. Tom Wolfe signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana back in April 2016, it was just a matter of time before Pennsylvania joined the other 10 states that have legalized both medicinal and recreational usage.
The only surprise is that it took this long to get the pot train moving along its well-greased tracks.
Fetterman claims he is unbiased and has no “pre-arrived-at conclusions,” but a striking one-minute video complied by the Pennsylvania Family Council proves otherwise, highlighting statements that he is steadfast about legalization: https://pafamily.org/2019/04/fettermanconclusion/. Fetterman is as raw as he is tall. He insists, “My expression is let’s go full-on Colorado in Pennsylvania. We’re arguing about @#$&ing marijuana.”
Fetterman, endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Equality PA
Facts are certainly stubborn things and according to the Denver Post and the Institute for Families, going “full-on Colorado” produces a plethora of problems. Since legalization, the crime rate in Colorado has increased 11 times faster than the rest of the nation. Colorado’s Bureau of Investigation reports an 8.3 percent increase in property crimes and 18.6 percent increase in violent crimes, while traffic deaths involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana more than doubled.
A study by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice found of the 4,000 drivers tested for marijuana in 2016, 73 percent were found to have the drug in their system. Presently, Colorado holds the top spot for first-time marijuana use among youth in the country with more retail marijuana stores than Starbucks and McDonalds combined.
State Rep. Cris Dush, a Republican from Jefferson County and Pennsylvania Family Institute President Michael Geer insinuated Fetterman’s events are weighted in favor of legalization supporters. Fetterman disagrees, but claims there’s near-unanimous support for legalization.
In the DuBois Courier-Express, Dush said he did his own “16-year listening tour,” while working for the Department of Corrections as a correctional officer. Dush called marijuana “a stepping-stone drug and possible cause of mental health issues.” Northumberland County Rep. Kurt Masser had no comment and State Senator John Gordner did not respond to my inquiry. Here’s hoping that these two consistent conservatives are not sliding down that weed-filled rabbit hole.
All the drug and alcohol and law enforcement professionals I know agree with Dush and if that in itself isn’t a full-staffed red flag, what is?
Not only are marijuana users more likely to start using opiates, but the National Academy of Medicine reports that using “is likely to increase the risk of schizophrenia and other psychoses; the higher the use, the greater the risk.” Between 2006 and 2014, emergency room visits for marijuana-induced psychosis tripled to 90,000.
It is stone-cold crazy that legalized marijuana is becoming a reality. Led by organizations like the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), pot propagandists have been operating for over a half century to convince anyone who would listen that marijuana is harmless and healthy. Nationwide, folks like Fetterman and their political allies are doing everything they can to paint lipstick on the pig of drug addiction, while selling out for another revenue stream for state governments.
According to the Taxfoundation.org, the state of Washington levies a 37 percent sales tax. Leave it to politicians to be greedier than dope dealers. The growers, distributors and smokers have no say, which is clearly a case of taxation without inhalation.
Bill Clinton anyone?
There are plenty of folks who would have you believe that marijuana is not an addictive drug. However, the politicians that are hooked on the tax dollars it brings to their state coffers, tells a far different story.
Legalization, they claim, would end the illegal marijuana trade, but because of state taxes, adding to the cost, the illegal drug industry will endure and continue to profit as they will be able to undersell the competition while remaining tax free. The only difference between those lawmakers like Fetterman, who support its legalization and the dealers on the street, is that the dealers don’t need to lie about the poison they peddle.
If you are still unconvinced there’s Alex Berenson’s, “Marijuana, Mental illness, and Violence” in the January 2019 issue of ‘Imprimis’ – an exceptional publication produced by Hillsdale College that is available free online – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/marijuana-mental-illness-violence. Berenson’s essay is sobering, and he pulls no punches on why this nationwide campaign for legalization is a debacle of the first-order and is perilous to those who use and debasing to the nation. Berenson explains that “in the 1970s and 1980s, marijuana generally contained less than 5 percent THC. Today, the marijuana sold at legal dispensaries often contains 25 percent.”
The marijuana lobby has been blowing smoke for years about the drug’s safety. Advocates say marijuana is a medicine, not an intoxicant, and that legalization can slow the opioid epidemic. Not true, Berenson argues, pointing to an American Journal of Psychiatry study that shows “that people who use cannabis are more likely to start using opioids later.”
Even the house organ of Liberaldom, the New York Times, in an op/ed said: “the legalization of marijuana is a serious and growing threat to public health and public safety.”
We have gone past permitting, and now endorse debauched societal behavior.
The growing political train of legalizing marijuana, will continue as the tax windfall will be too much to pass up, while states ignore its established social and health problems.
Marijuana use will find its place as another risk-free exercise under the ideological eccentricities of the ever-emerging Nanny States of America. The counterculture has become the culture and the Left isn’t going to let the facts, science or common sense inhibit its onslaught.
American society has smoked the peace pipe with marijuana, while making war on tobacco and it’s only a matter of time before you reap what we sow.
We need to stop pretending marijuana is a benign and innocuous drug.
If you can’t catch up with Fetterman’s tour, you can voice your concerns online: https://HYPERLINK "https://default.salsalabs.org/Ted98bd84-6bcb-4023-a8bc-8e27c3fe7f0c/8d5116dc-9c42-495a-9d25-c751e85b7b9d"governor.pa.gov/recreational-marijuana-feedback. Moreover, you can also contact your State Senator and State Representative.
Fetterman has aspirations to run once again for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, but would be a slam-dunk as an advocate for NORML.
There is nothing more abnormal than NORML.