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Who's the Genius?

(Kudos to Ann Barnhard)

Micahel J. Matt POSTED: 12/3/12
Editor, The Remnant  

We’re initiating a new feature in The Remnant called “Who’s the Genius?”.  In that column, we’ll be asking questions such as:

Who’s the genius that decided it was a good idea for Catholics to stop kneeling for reception of Holy Communion?

Who’s the genius that determined it was time to can the Communion rail, pitch the paten, and drop the Sacred Species like popcorn into the hands of everyone—even though for over a thousand years only the consecrated hands of the alter christi were allowed to touch consecrated Hosts?

Who’s the genius that decided it was a good idea to introduce women into the sanctuary—the Holy of Holies—when after several millennia and for most all the major religions in history, it had always been reserved for men, for priests? 

Who’s the genius that determined the time had come to remove Christ altogether from the sanctuary by hiding the tabernacle almost anywhere but where it belongs?

Who’s the genius that decided pop music at Mass better serves the soul than the gloriously sublime Sacred Music composed by the greatest musical minds Western civilization had ever produced?  

Who’s the genius that decided a drum kit and guitars in the sanctuary actually add something to the unbloody sacrifice of Calvary?

Who’s the genius who declared it was time for statues to go, and for felt banners to become a sort of Catholic finger-painting scrawled all over the place?

Speaking of finger painting, who was it that decided we all need to hold hands at the Our Father like a bunch of kindergartners?  

Remember the old Confiteor?  “I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brethren, that I have sinned exceedingly….”  Remember? Well who was the genius that decided it was time to streamline that to: “I confess to Almighty God and to you brothers and sister that I have sinned”?  Huh?  What, acknowledging our sins at the feet of our Blessed Mother and all the Saints in heaven was just too much for us to handle? 

Who decided we should start saying “Peace on earth good will to men” when the inspired words of Sacred Scripture actually have it “And on earth peace to men of goodwill”?  Bit of a difference there, don’t you think?

Who was the genius that decided we no longer need to take a knee at the most sacred statement of belief in the Nicene Creed—Et incarnatus est…—but rather we should stand there like a bunch of dolts, at best giving the Incarnate Word an up-nod.   What, was it too much work for us to kneel?

I mean, really, what sort of demon says:  “Hey, people, what are you doing?  Get off those knees! We don’t do that in the Presence of the Divine Godhead anymore! We don’t need to kneel to receive Him; we don’t need to kneel at the et incarnatus est; we don’t kneel during the consecration; heck, we don’t’ even genuflect in front of the tabernacle anymore, should there happen to be one.”

Who was that guy?  Where is he now? And why was he never excommunicated?

Nice work, genius!  No wonder the churches are closing by the hundreds, “Catholics” like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden are leading our country, and whole generations of our children are simply losing the Faith, while millions of our babies are aborted every year, our old folks live in fear of being euthanized, and homosexuals are getting married.  

Clearly the fort has been betrayed, and maybe these seemingly little things provide more evidence of that frightening reality than anything else.  

Kudos to commentator Ann Barnhardt for calling it like it is in one of her recent posts where she makes an obvious point that all Catholics should have caught on to decades ago:

When the Nicene Creed is recited at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, you don't just stand there staring off into space, breathing through your mouth, thinking about football or lunch. At this statement in the Creed, YOU GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES:

Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto Ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est. (and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became Man).

Kneel. Don't bow your head. GET ON YOUR KNEES. Just as everyone did up until 1968, the year the Mass was eviscerated and Western Civilization thus began its final death-spiral.

I don't care if no one else in your parish kneels. Stop being such a pathetic little sissy having to "fit in with the crowd". Get. On. Your. Knees. I don't care if your priest doesn't kneel, or even if your priest tells you not to kneel. Get. On. Your. Knees. If your priest GETS ANGRY at the sight of someone REVERENCING THE INCARNATION he is probably a Marxist-homosexualist heretic who is actively trying to destroy the Church from the inside-out and drag as many people as possible into hell with him. Good grief, just stop and think about it.

Minimizing or denying the Incarnation of Our Lord all together is a very, very high priority for these tools of Satan. Satan declared war on God precisely because of the Incarnation and Satan’s unwillingness to ever bow down to a Man, even if that Man was the Second Person of the Holy Trinity Himself.

The Marxist-homosexualist priests are exactly the same. They worship THEMSELVES and despise Christ because He condemns their filthy sodomite ways and/or Marxist worldview and will do anything to degrade Him and His authority as the Fearsome Judge of mankind. THEY want to be the judges so that they can declare and elevate themselves as "god" and thus ratify their own sins, namely sodomy and the coveting of wealth and earthly power, which is the cornerstone of Marxism.

Fight back against Satan and his infiltrators. KNEEL when the Incarnation is proclaimed in the Creed, just as everyone did up until 1968 when the Holy Mass was gutted by the Marxist-homosexualist infiltrators, and just as everyone still does at every Tridentine Latin Mass (and the other traditional rites).

... and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became Man.

That is one of the most important statements of Truth in the entire universe. It is the fulcrum upon which everything turns. It is the declaration and proof of God's infinite love and mercy.

Here's a thought: why don't you start acting like you actually believe it? That is, after all, what the word "creed" means. I believe . . .” (

Amen! Please keep an eye out for the new Remnant column:  Who’s the Genius!

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