Down in the catacombs, Michael Matt discusses the latest front in the war against God: the gender war.
Fifty years ago traditional Catholics were speaking out against women dressing as men. Were they stark raving mad?
Today, such talk is ridiculed as dangerous fundamentalism, of course, but given the fact that we now have a massive attempt to blur the lines between women and men and boys and girls, maybe the traditionalists were onto something.
This brief Catacomb Rant sparks up that conversation again. After all, the traditional Catholics were right about the war on liturgy; they were right about horrific social and moral consequences of contraception; and maybe—just maybe!—they were right to be concerned about women dressing as men. What do you think?
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.
Citing post-election SPLC hate crime "findings" from the floor of the Senate, Harry Reid signaled how the loser Left plans to handle the Trump presidency: Make him a lame duck by branding him King of the Haters.
What's really behind the hate industry efforts to silence mainstream America? A declaration of war on God, Family and the Unborn. Michael Matt comments on Christophobic media bias and how it will affect the next four years.
SUNDAY SERMON. Father offers commentary on Satan's recorded words in Holy Scripture, especially his desperate attempt to tempt Christ in the desert. Why did St. Augustine call the Cross "Satan's trap"?
Matt & Ferrara discuss attacks leveled against the Society of St. Pius X in the wake of SSPX recognition by Argentina’s Mario Cardinal Poli. Nothing has changed? REALLY? Plus, Agents of Mercy to be dispatched by Pope Francis as Hillary Clinton initiates first pro-gay marriage campaign in history.
From down in the catacombs, Michael Matt addresses recent friendly-fire attacks against The Remnant, arguing that social media is driving us all a little crazy.
Plus: - Tens of thousands pray the rosary at the borders of Ireland - Poland hosts the largest prayer gathering in Europe--Rosary at the Borders. - Sunday is to once again become a day of rest in Poland - A Catholic race car driver makes a powerful statement - The Remnant celebrates fifty years in operation - A 40-year-old video surfaces in The Remnant archive to remind us of how far we've come and how far we still need to go.
In what surely must be one of the most courageous sermons of 2018, this diocesan priest takes the gloves off and asks: "What's it going to be? The constant teaching established by Scripture, doctors and fathers of the Church, sainted popes and God Himself? Or that which rests on the whim of Pope Francis, who seems to think the Catholic Churchâ€™s binding teaching is whatever his opinion happens to be." God help us, what is this man thinking, that in the middle of the most outrageous clerical sex scandal to date he decides itâ€™s time to go after capital punishment.