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From the Editor's Desk, Michael J. Matt points out that the worst pro-abort politicians in the world are Vatican II Catholics. And now that the neo-Catholic compromise has failed to appease the world--with Cardinal Pell and other shepherds off to jail--Michael contends that we are in the last days of the Modernist Revolution in the Church, and that the only hope of the world is the traditional Catholic restoration. Plus, was the priesthood always corrupt, as so many revisionist historians contend? Michael takes a walk down movie memory lane to put the lie the Catholic-bashing claim that "it's always been this way." And, finally, Michael points out how the Modernist regime is intentionally destroying the old Catholic Church--the Church that built the greatest civilization in history--on purpose in order to make room for the New World Order.

The St. Gallen Group lost a member today. Cardinal Danneels, whom Pope Francis describes as “a zealous pastor who served the church with dedication,” died this morning at age 85.

statement on the website of the Belgian Church said: “Cardinal Jozef De Kesel, archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and chairman of the Belgian bishops’ conference, has the sad duty to inform you that Cardinal Godfried Danneels, emeritus archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, died this morning, Thursday March 14 2019, in his hometown in Mechelen.” 

Although his later years were marred by the abuse crisis—he was recorded telling a man who had been abused by his uncle, Bishop Roger Vangheluwe, that it would be better to remain silent until the bishop had retired—he nevertheless somehow found himself honored to be selected to stand alongside Pope Francis the night he was introduced to the world on the loggia.

May God have mercy on his soul.

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PUBLICATION NOTICE: The March 15th issue of The Remnant Newspaper is in the mail.

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The March 15th issue includes exciting coverage of the Vatican’s recent Summit on the sex abuse crisis:

  • Michael Matt’s exposé of the Vatican’s Green New Deal: Resisting Francis To His Face
  • Hilary White explores the life of prayer: Learning to Pray With Tears
  • Fr. Celatus asks of the Church’s hierarchy: What Came First: Lavender Mafia or Apostasy?
  • Enthusiastic newcomer Damien Peterson coaches us on: How to Survive the Coming War

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Plus, Michael Davies at his finest in “Remnants from the Past” breaks it down for us: On the Present Position of the Traditionalist Movement: Ten Years After Summorum Pontificum

Also included: Another installment of Jason Moragn’s “Letters from Screwtape U”, A WWII story within an all-women’s concentration camp, and a surprise connection from a Remnant reader to the WWII heroine, Sophie Scholl.

sophie schollSophia Magdalena Scholl, a girl who challenged the Nazi Regime (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943)

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When the magisterium of the Church becomes useless and compromised, it is vital for individual members of the hierarchy to find other ways and means to defend the brethren.

Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C. is a Kazakhstani Roman Catholic bishop, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. He is a member of the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra.

He now has a website called Gloria Dei where he posts articles and sermons in order to encourage and connect with faithful Catholics throughout the world. 

Please visit his website and send him a message in gratitude for this initatiative on behalf of his flock. 

May God bless and keep Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

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When can we all agree that the hippie dippie schtick is old, tired, and quite frankly, the stupidest “cause” the Vatican has yet championed? Light shows on St. Peter’s weren’t enough; the Pope’s still at it. Can someone please remind him that he’s head of the Catholic Church, and we’d like some theology up in here? On second thought, maybe not...

Vatican City, Mar 8, 2019 / 10:25 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Friday that global development goals need to be supported by ethical objectives stemming from personal conversion and recognition of one’s failures.

“The economic and political objectives must be supported by ethical objectives, which presuppose a change of attitude, the Bible would say a change of heart,” the pope said March 8 at the Vatican's Clementine Hall.

“Already St. John Paul II spoke about the need to ‘encourage and sustain an ecological conversion,’” he said, referencing a 2001 catechesis of one of his predecessors. “Religions have a key role to play here.”

Francis emphasized that “for a correct transition to a sustainable future, it is necessary to recognize ‘one’s own mistakes, sins, vices or negligence,’ ‘to repent of heart, to change from within,’ to be reconciled with others, with creation and with the Creator,” as he wrote in his 2015 encyclical on the environment, Laudato si'.

“Indeed, we should all commit ourselves to promoting and implementing the development goals that are supported by our deepest religious and ethical values,” he urged. “Human development is not only an economic question or concerns only experts, but is above all a vocation, a call that requires a free and responsible response.”

The pope addressed Vatican officials, religious representatives, and members of international organizations participating in a March 7-9 conference on “Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Listening to the cry of the earth and the poor.”

…In his speech to conference participants Friday, Pope Francis praised the SDGs and 2030 Agenda as “a great step forward for global dialogue, in the sign of a necessary ‘new universal solidarity.’”

REMNANT COMMENT: This man is becoming insufferable!  And the thing is, the world is not nearly as interested in what he has to say as he thinks they are. Take, for example, his stupid movie--Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, which Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com called "a non-denominational sermon" by a "Francis fanboy".  It was a box office disaster.  It cost more to make than it's earned so far--a whopping $8 million, which is far less than the top 100 movies of 2018 grossed on their opening weekends.

In other words, nobody cares!  Pope Francis is a superstar in his own mind, but that's really about it. And now his God complex has got him convinced he has to save the planet. 

May God save us all from this increasingly delusional human being.  

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Fresh off Trump’s raise-the-roof CPAC address, we stumbled upon the following story from his early days in office:

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REMNANT COMMENT: Is that a rosary in the hand of the President of the United States?

At a time when raw evil is consuming the world, I have no doubt that Donald Trump's efforts to keep God in the picture is the main reason his enemies hate him so. Of course, he's not Catholic but his innate desire to use his office to remind the world about God certainly is not not Catholic. 

We distinguish, of course, between sound theology (which Trump obviously lacks) and the President's basic, almost childlike, attempt to remind a nation hellbent on destruction that God exists and that our nation must acknowledge Him and the power of prayer. 

Once this distinction is made, we can take solace in the fact that Trump's Godly presidential reminders are not wasted efforts, nor are they the deceptive words of papal ecumania which, coming from that exalted office, serve not truth but error.

Trump has not the benefit of sound theological training, access to the Sacraments, and the habit of formal prayer. In other words, he's doing the best he can with the little he's been given in a world where even the Catholic Church's moral authority has become something of a joke.

Somehow, this man is acting more like a Catholic than are most Catholic leaders in the Church today: 

Who knows where this will end? But without him, what are the chances Americans will hear words about God, the Bible and the power of prayer from the North Lawn ever again? 

In fact, given the cast of democratic characters threatening to run in 2020, it’s more likely they’d be sacrificing babies to Moloch on the North Lawn. And obviously it would be supremely unlikely that any one of them would be seeking out the services of a Catholic Priest to conduct an exorcism upon taking office. 

Keep praying. 

TRUMP 2020!

 

PUBLICATION NOTICE: The February 28th issue of The Remnant Newspaper is in the mail.

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The February 28th issue includes exciting coverage of the Vatican’s recent Summit on the sex abuse crisis:

  • Michael Matt’s Rome Wrap-up: The Remnant in Rome/Vatican in Twilight
  • Professor de Mattei comments on a powerful lay initiative: Traditionalists Demonstrate in Rome
  • Fr. Celatus tees off on the Pope: Tell Old Bergoglio to let my people go!
  • John Salza debates the relevant issue: Is the Indelible Mark of Baptism Required for Salvation?

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Plus, “Remnants from the Past” reminds us: “once Bergoglio, always Bergoglio”.

Also included: An intriguing Letter from Russia, and James Bogle thinks the queen is better than our president...

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PUBLICATION NOTICE: The February 28th issue of The Remnant Newspaper is in the mail.

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The February 28th issue includes exciting coverage of the Vatican’s recent Summit on the sex abuse crisis:

  • Michael Matt’s Rome Wrap-up: The Remnant in Rome/Vatican in Twilight
  • Professor de Mattei comments on a powerful lay initiative: Traditionalists Demonstrate in Rome
  • Fr. Celatus tees off on the Pope: Tell Old Bergoglio to let my people go!
  • John Salza debates the relevant issue: Is the Indelible Mark of Baptism Required for Salvation?

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Plus, “Remnants from the Past” reminds us: “once Bergoglio, always Bergoglio”.

Also included: An intriguing Letter from Russia, and James Bogle thinks the queen is better than our president...

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mike i nromeMichael Matt "on set" in Rome (photo: Tess Mullins)

Remnant TV was in Rome this past week covering the Vatican’s clerical sexual abuse summit on the “protection of minors”. It seemed a dismal assignment, to be sure, but the reason it was necessary for The Remnant to be in the Eternal City was so we could throw in with our traditional Catholic allies in Rome who’d organized an act of formal resistance to the Vatican sham summit.

Going in, we all knew that the ultimate goal of the summit was to establish child abuse—not rampant homosexuality in the priesthood—as the main cause of a crisis in the Catholic Church which now rivals that of the Protestant Revolt. (Remnant TV coverage of this event as well as the Vatican summit itself, can be found on The Remnant’s YouTube channel, and for your convenience is laid out below:

REMNANT in ROME: Michael Matt Interviews Roberto de Mattei

Reporting from Rome, RTV's Michael J. Matt interviews Rome's premier traditional Catholic leader, Roberto de Mattei of the Lepanto Foundation. The two men cover the fall of Francis, the Vatican's sexual abuse summit, homosexuality in the priesthood, Francis's "father and grandfather" (Carinal Martini and Carl Rahner) the revolution of Vatican II and the Catholic counterrevolution. Plus, the role of Our Lady in traditional Catholic resistance. To learn more about Roberto de Mattei: http://www.robertodemattei.it/en/

 

 

A VATICAN FANTASY: Michael Matt's Pre-Summit Wishful Thinking

Walking along the Borgo Pio in Rome, Michael Matt shares some humorous thoughts on what might have been at this week's clerical sexual abuse summit had the Vatican not lost its Catholic mind years ago. It's just wishful thinking at this point:

 

GAME OVER, FRANCIS! (Michael Matt's Vatican Farewell)

Reporting from Rome, Michael Matt ends on a positive note. Francis has gone too far. He has no support outside of his inner circle of fools. The media, the abuse victims, the traditionalists -- they're all united on one thing: Francis can't be trusted; Francis is a huge problem. Michael is convinced that now, more than ever before, traditional Catholics need to advance now that it's clear in Rome that the great façade of Vatican II is collapsing before our eyes.

 

PINK ELEPHANT SUMMIT: Vatican Coverup Continues (Michael Matt in Rome)

CNN's Delia Gallagher asks Cardinal Cupich the million-dollar question just before Cardinal Cupich loses his red hat. Reporting from the Vatican, Michael Matt comments on what's fast becoming a 'Pink Elephant Summit, with everyone ignoring the real problem but going on and on about 'synodality,' 'collegiality', 'pilgrim church', 'accompaniment', 'path forward', 'radical listening'--pretty much anything BUT the pink elephant in the room. And now these guys claim that because they've been listening to abuse victims here in Rome this week, they now know it's time to get serious about the abuse of minors. Are they joking? In 2019, these grown men had to travel all the way to Rome to figure out how serious abuse is? If this is true, they should resign for simply being way too out of touch with reality to be entrusted with the handing of this worldwide crisis. By the way, when are these men going to get around to apologizing to God for having done nothing while His bride was raped again and again over the course of decades?

 

CHURCH in CRISIS: Pope Francis, Vatican Losing Control

Vatican journalist, Sandro Magister, asks the million-euro question today at a major Summit press conference here in Rome: "What about homosexuality?" The Archbishop of Malta's answer was epic -- so epic, in fact, that Michael asks the natural follow-up: "Well, was John Paul 'the Great' homophobic then, too?" Michael Matt offers a late-night follow-up from Vatican City in which he points out how Vatican ineptitude is such that all sides are growing impatient with Francis, including the angry protestors outside of the press hall today calling the Pope and the Summit out. Michael expresses solidarity with sexual abuse survivors who, not unlike survivors of spiritual abuse, have been intimidated over the years, bullied, and harassed by the same abusive shepherds. By the way, why is Cardinal Cupich playing a leading role here at the Summit on Abuse when he recently awarded Uncle Ted McCarrick the "Spirit of Francis Award"? And, finally, what's the point of all this? Both the crisis and the Vatican response, Michael argues, indicated why the Traditional Catholic counterrevolution was right all along.

 

Michael Matt Before the Vatican Summit on the Sex Abuse Crisis

Michael J. Matt tells us what he expects from the Vatican Summit (current mood: disillusioned), just before attending the press briefing on day 1.

 

REMNANT TV in ROME: Lay Catholics Stand & Resist

Reporting from the Vatican, Michael Matt explains why Catholics around the world will not leave the Church despite the sexual abuse crisis but, rather, are resolved now more than ever to stay, stand and resist. On the eve of the Vatican Summit on clerical sexual abuse, Traditional Catholics stage a silent demonstration in Rome, followed by the answer to their prayer in the form of an eleventh-hour intervention from Cardinals Burke and Brandmuller. Plus, a major press conference provides opportunity for traditional Catholics to present the Catholic case to the mainstream media.

 

RTV in Rome: A Press Conference Statement on Clericalism by Michael Matt

This is a preview of tomorrow’s RTV program on the traditional Catholic counter-summit press conference today in Rome. Michael Matt’s opening statement on clericalism to members if the press. Catch our full report tomorrow on the Stop the Silence Demonstration and subsequent press conference:

 

REMNANT TV in ROME: Michael J. Matt Reports

Reporting from the Vatican, Michael Matt kicks off Remnant TV's coverage of the "Protection of Minors" Summit Meeting between Francis and over 100 prominent bishops of the Catholic Church, Orthodox leaders and representatives of women's groups. Will Archbishop Vigano's allegations come up at all? Or will the Vatican once again say a lot of nice words and do nothing in the face of the most serious crisis in the Church since the Protestant Revolt? Plus, what are the traditionalists going to be doing in Rome this week? Please subscribe to our YouTube channel:

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This just in from George Weigel of FirstThings.com:

Has it occurred to anyone else debating the perverse verdict rendered against Cardinal George Pell, which convicted him of “historic sexual abuse,” that the cardinal did not have to return to his native Australia to face trial? As a member of the College of Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church and a Vatican official, Pell holds a Vatican diplomatic passport and citizenship of Vatican City State. Were he guilty, he could have stayed put in the extraterritorial safety of the Vatican enclave, untouchable by the Australian authorities. But because Cardinal Pell knows he is innocent, he was determined to go home to defend his honor—and, in a broader sense, to defend his decades of work rebuilding the Catholic Church in Australia, the living parts of which owe a great deal to his leadership and courage.

Cardinal Pell and I have been friends for over fifty years, and in the past two and a half decades of that friendship I have been appalled at the calumnies to which he has been subjected, in both the hyper-secularist Australian media and in Church circles determined to hang on to their dreams of post–Vatican II revolution.

READ THE REST HERE.

REMNANT COMMENT: It's no secret that Mr. Weigel and The Remnant have had our differences of opinion. However, mere common sense tells us that all Catholics have a vested interest in decrying the travesty and obvious miscarriage of justice where Cardinal Pell is concerned. 

The Mystical Body of Christ again stands accused before Pilate, and the pagan empire that crushed Christendom and holds us all captive, acknowledges no distinction whatsoever between traditional Catholics and the so-called neo-Catholics. As far as they are concerned, all practicing Catholics will eventually need to either deny Christ or be gagged, jailed, or put to death--whatever it takes to silence His voice in the modern world. 

The fact that Cardinal George Pell is now locked up in solitary confinement for 23 hours out of the day while Mr. Ted McCarrick runs around Kansas free as a vulture should remove any doubt about this.

The persecution begins anew…and all Christians had better watch their backs.

 

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