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Publication Notice  This issue of The Remnant is dated June 10, 2015, and is currently in the mail. You can read the new issue online right away by subscribing to THE REMNANT E-EDITION.   Only about 10% of our articles ever appear online. Please Subscribe to The Remnant 

Michael J. Matt From the Editor’s Desk: Bruce Jenner and the Fall of the American Empire.

Patrick Archbold Don’t Get Fooled Again: I know a setup when I see one. When it comes to the Synod, I don’t buy any of the damage control for a second. They want us to drop our guard; they want us to think that we defeated their revolution the last time around; they want us to think that even if they try, that the Pope will stop it. Sorry, not gonna do it and here’s why.

Jesse B. Russell, Ph.D. The Pope and the Platypus: The Reign of John Paul IV. Our NeoCatholic friends still are unable to see Pope Francis for who he is—no matter how much scandal or error he spreads. When NeoCatholics look at Pope Francis, they see an image in their mind of Pope John Paul II.

Vincent Chiarello The Remnant On the Road in Japan…The Japanese Character and the Catholic Church: Many traditions in Japan survive, alas, Christianity is not one of them

Father Ladis J. Cizik Lives of the Saints: St. Boniface and the Thunder Oak

Christopher A. Ferrara The Situation is Officially Out of Control: As Francis continues to do whatever he pleases and to say whatever he feels like saying, even when he is aware that “it may sound… heretical,” the sense that the Church has “lost its compass” and is now “a rudderless ship,” as noted by Cardinal Burke, continues to spread among the faithful. So now what should we do?

Timothy J. Cullen For Whom the Bell Tolled: The Church in large measure is lost to her faithful and those who might have been persuaded to act to save their souls by recognizing Christ’s Truth; this dreadful truth must be recognized and mourned, because it is a betrayal on a par with that of Judas.

Hilary White Erin Go Gay“I wince to see the philosophical mess that religious conservatives are making of their case. Is there nobody of any intellectual stature left in our English church, or the Roman church, to frame the argument against Christianity’s slide into just going with the flow of social and cultural change?”                 - Matthew Parris, atheist -

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin on Ireland's Fall into the Pagan Sea..."I ask myself, most of these young people who voted yes are products of our Catholic school system for 12 years. I’m saying there’s a big challenge there to see how we get across the message of the Church."   Ya think, Excellency? Well played, Vatican II!

David Martin But, Wait! There’s Help on the Way: The Pope is Coming to America

Chris Jackson Is God Purging His Church?   It is in the context of increasing government and establishment hostility to bedrock tenets of Christianity that the following advice shines. Fr. Fulton Sheen first gave this address on February 7, 1937 and it’s positively prophetic!

Christopher A. Ferrara About that Canonization of John XXIII: Just a Minute, Now

Remnant Book Reviews  Msgr. Ronald Knox, by Evelyn Waugh

The Hidden Stream, by Msgr. Ronald Knox

Father Celatus The Last Word… We Must Never Forget… When We Were Still a Sane and Moral People

Memorial Day Memory: Two of Michael Matt's five daughters, Sophia and Katie, pose with one of the last living veterans of World War II in Forest Lake, Minnesota. El Ewert earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service as a gunner in the 25th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army...a very long time ago

The Remnant Speaks The Remnant is Wrong on Climate Change; On MISTER Bruce Jenner; Return to IreLAND!; Reflections on Father Nicholas Gruner’s Sudden Death; Disagreeing with The Remnant on Hiroshima; On the SSPX Resistance; On Mr. Ferrara, Ireland and Evolution

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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.