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The Lutheran Bishop-to-be, Rev. Katherine Finegan, made fancy invites for her "festive installation service", which will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Cathedral in Michigan... What's wrong with this picture?
REMNANT COMMENT: This event is also announced in the "Tidings of Peace" October 2017 newsletter, in which something called "Pastor Andrea Fluegel" rather breathlessly reveals that Martin Lurther just barely "survived" being burnt at the stake by the Catholic Church, thank God, and then went on to save the world or some such nonsense. (It's a fun read, Pastor Andrea. Feel free to use our cathedral, and then maybe call us when the shuttle lands.)
In the meantime, hey, whom are we to judge first--the apparent apostates running the show over at St. Peter's Cathedral in Marquette, or the man who's giving this kind of thing the great, big green light?
Lutheran Lady Bishop "Ordained" in Catholic CathedralBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
N. B. To those folks out-of-town, or unable to attend the Mass this Sunday, you may watch on EWTN and follow along with the official Mass booklet, containing a complete guide to the music and text of the Mass, now online @ http://stjohnxxiiiparish.org/other-news/ . In the booklet, you’ll find that all parts of the Mass are well-detailed in English and Latin along with explanatory notes of key elements of the Mass.
For those attending the Mass, you will receive a full-color edition of the booklet at Mass. Please retain it as a keepsake of this momentous occasion. God love you.
Solemn High Mass in Pittsburgh, Oct 15, 2017By: Press Release
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Ferrara to Speak at This Week's AOTM !By: Press Release
12 stellar speakers. October 17-19. Drop in and out as you are able; audio internet. Lifetime audio access available.
Free Registration HERE
Spread the Word: Free Internet Conference on Population ControlBy: Press Release
From Cardinal Burke’s own mouth to Vatican journalist Edward Pentin: His part-time reinstatement means no delay for the impending correction.
Edward Pentin/ National Catholic Register/ Oct. 3, 2017: Cardinal Raymond Burke has said his appointment last week as a member [not his old role of prefect] of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest judicial authority, is not a full-time position but will allow him to serve as one of the court's judges when requested.
“Some of the faithful have misunderstood the appointment, thinking that I am now returning to serve full-time in the offices of the Apostolic Signatura,” Cardinal Burke said in an Oct. 2 statement responding to enquiries from journalists. “Members of the Roman dicasteries, apart from the prefect, do not serve full-time but offer their assistance, when it is requested by the prefect.”
...Throughout the dispute over the issue, the cardinal has stressed he is acting on his conscience, for the good of the Church, the papacy and the individual souls of the faithful.
“The urgency of a response to the dubia derives from the harm done to souls by the confusion and error, which result, as long as the fundamental questions raised are not answered in accord with the constant teaching and practice of the Church,” Cardinal Burke said in the interview.
“The urgency weighs very heavily on my heart,” he said, adding he has seen “a great deal of confusion, also people feeling that the Church is not a secure point of reference.”
The cardinal said his appointment will not change, or delay, his plans to issue a fraternal correction of the Pope if the Holy Father continues not to respond to the dubia. Read the entire report HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Pray for Cardinal Burke. This is far from over.
Cardinal Burke: New Position, Part-time, Will Not Delay Formal CorrectionBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
In keeping with his penchant for surprises, Pope Francis brings Cardinal Burke back to the Vatican high court. According to this Associated Press report:
Francis appointed Burke as a member of the Apostolic Signatura on Saturday. Members serve as advisers to the court, which currently is headed by a longtime Vatican diplomat, Cardinal Dominique Mamberti.
Francis removed Burke as the court's prefect in 2014 and named him envoy to the Knights of Malta lay religious order. The pope then effectively sidelined Burke from that job this year after he intervened in a condom scandal that led to a governance crisis in the order.
Burke continues to work as a canon lawyer and most recently headed the Vatican sex abuse investigation of Guam's suspended archbishop. READ SOURCE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: So, what have we here? The Remnant's position on Cardinal Burke is that he's been more effective in neutralizing the errors of Pope Francis as a free agent, if you will—flitting from pillar, to post, to church basements, giving conferences and encouraging the faithful to stay strong--than when he was locked in Rome as head of the Apostolic Signatura.
Our contention has been that Cardinal Burke in exile was indirectly broadcasting his concerns all across the world, leaving everyone--even the folks at the Vatican--on tenterhooks, wondering what he'd do next.
Apparently the folks in the Vatican, starting with Pope Francis, saw it the same way. Time to rein in Cardinal Burke. Why? Well, Pope Francis knows a lot about the mafia, so let’s have Michael Corleone explain:
Francis Throws a Curveball: Brings Burke BackBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
This just in from every major news agency in the country: Roy Moore, the "firebrand outsider", has defeated his rival, Mr. Strange, who was backed by Trump and the republican establishment. To highlight a few:
From the Washington Post: “Roy Moore Wins Alabama’s GOP Senate Primary… Alabama Republicans on Tuesday voted decisively to nominate Roy Moore, a former state Supreme Court judge, for a U.S. Senate seat, delivering a rebuke to President Donald Trump and the GOP establishment that supported his rival.” Finish the story HERE
From the New York Times: “In a race that began as something of a political afterthought and ended up showcasing the right's enduring divisions, the victory by Mr. Moore, one of the most tenacious figures in Alabama politics, will likely embolden other antiestablishment conservatives to challenge incumbent Republicans in next year's midterm elections.” Read this story HERE
From Fox News: “The winner of the runoff will become the favorite in December's general election against Democrat Doug Jones, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney during President Bill Clinton's administration. Jones is perhaps best known for prosecuting Ku Klux Klansmen responsible for killing four black girls in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church.
The winner of that race will complete the Senate term started by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and be up for re-election in 2020.” Read it HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: It should be noted that President Trump made it very clear that he would support Judge Moore if, in fact, he won this election, and that Luther Strange (Moore's opponent) did have the endorsement of the NRA and the NRL. Both candidates--Moore and Strange--spent the past couple of months tripping over themselves trying to prove their Trump cred.
So although the Far-Left loons at CNN are trying to spin this as a defeat for Trump, it must be said that this is without question a major defeat for the Far-Left. Ever since Judge Roy Moore came into the crosshairs of the notorious Southern Poverty Law Center well over a decade ago, he's been the punching bag for the pro-gay "marriage" crowd, the anti-Constitutionalists, the pro-aborts, the Ten Commandments haters and all the rest of the Christophobic legions.
But don't take my word for it. Let's go directly to Wikipedia in order to help us fully bask in the light of this monumental defeat for the radical Left:
Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, but removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, despite orders to do so by a federal court. Moore sought the Republican nomination for the governorship of Alabama in 2006, but lost to incumbent Bob Riley in the June primary by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. He sought the Republican nomination for the office again in 2010, but placed fourth in the Republican primary.
Moore was again elected Chief Justice in 2013, but was suspended in May 2016, for directing probate judges to continue to enforce the state's ban on same-sex marriage despite the fact that it had been overturned. Following an unsuccessful appeal, Moore resigned in April 2017, and announced that he would be running for the United States Senate seat which was vacated by Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as Attorney General of the United States. He defeated incumbent senator Luther Strange in the September 26 Republican primary.
In the years preceding his first election to the state Supreme Court, Moore successfully resisted attempts to have a display of the Ten Commandments removed from the courtroom. The controversy around Moore generated national attention. Moore's supporters regard his stand as a defense of "judicial rights" and the Constitution of Alabama. Moore contended that federal judges who ruled against his actions consider "obedience of a court order superior to all other concerns, even the suppression of belief in the sovereignty of God."
After all the time and treasure the Southern Poverty Law Center spent trying to destroy this good man, it really does feel awfully nice tonight to congratulate the new senator from the great state (and home state of the SPLC) of Alabama. Well played, Judge. Obviously, he who laughs last laughs best. So laugh it up, Your Honor. God bless you.
Major Defeat for SPLC: Roy Moore Wins!By: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Cardinal Burke, who said in an interview with catholicoutlook.org that he privately celebrates the traditional Latin Mass, has also disclosed that the formal and public correction of Pope Francis is about to take place.
REMNANT COMMENT: He has to be careful or else he'll marginalize himself and he'll no longer be in a position to block Francis...
Resisting Pope Francis to His FaceBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and Commemorate the Battle of Lepanto
Traditional Latin High Mass
Saturday, 7 October 2017, 1:00 PM
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 12:30 PM)
St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001
Celebrant: Canon Adrian Sequeira of the
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Tenth Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner Immediately After Mass in the Church Hall
Featured Speaker: His Excellency Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa, Rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, North Jackson, Ohio
Topic: Lepanto and Tradition: Is There a Connection?
For Dinner Reservations Make Check Payable and Mail to: Knights of Columbus 2161, 2335 Concord Street, Aliquippa PA 15001
Deadline for Paid Reservations: 30 September 2017
Proceeds Benefit Seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161, Traditional Latin Mass Guild
Tenth Annual Battle of Lepanto Mass & Dinner - Saturday, 7 October 2017, 1:00 PMBy: Press Release
Some people are worried about ISIS… The wardens of the famous shrine to Our Lady of Knock in Ireland are more concerned about the annual invasion of our little friends, the Society of Saint Pius X. Their Masses are SCARY conservative! From Ireland’s GodDoesNotDie.com:
Sept. 15, 2017/goddoesnotdie.com: The Society of Saint Pius X annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Knock in Co. Mayo was disrupted yesterday, Saturday 16th September, when Shrine officials refused entry to priests and laity.
Members of Knock Shrine Security approached the SSPX priests, informing them that they were not permitted to celebrate Mass or carry out any devotions as a group. They confirmed that these were the orders which they had been instructed to convey.
For the first time in over ten years, therefore, the Society was forced to celebrate Mass outside of the Shrine grounds (heretofore, for a number of years, SSPX priests had been granted permission to celebrate Mass in various chapels on the grounds of the Shrine). And, for the first time in the entire history of the SSPX’s presence in Ireland, the pilgrimage group was not even permitted to recite the Rosary or pray the Stations of the Cross within the Shrine precincts!
As a result, Mass was celebrated in the car-park of an obliging local café, and the Rosary was prayed on the Main Street which runs adjacent to the Shrine. Security was posted at the gates during the rosary procession, ensuring that the group did not enter the Shrine grounds at any time. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: This is a good sign. I guess the word's gone out that the SSPX isn't going along with Pope Francis’s Tradition-crushing schemes after all. So much for tolerance and the warm fuzzies.
A word of advice to the SSPX: Avoid Knock like the Potato Famine. Remnant Tours has made several pilgrimages to Ireland, but we always carefully avoid the modernist lunatics running that shrine. It's been that way for years.
When we return to the ‘land of saints and scholars’, we make it a point instead to walk the footsteps of Patrick to the top of nearby Croagh Patrick--one of most beautiful spots in Ireland, rich with historical connections to the fourth-century Saint who prayed and fasted on that holy mount for forty days before embarking on his mission to bring the old Faith to the Emerald Isle. It's far more Catholic than Knock, and there's a chapel at the summit where the TLM can be offered.
In the meantime, this is one Catholic tour company that will continue to spread the word far and wide to avoid the Shrine at Knock until the folks there return to the Catholic Faith.
For more on Croagh Patrick, here's something I wrote after climbing to the top of it back in 2006: https://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/archives-2006-0630-pilgrimage06.htm
SSPX Too Catholic for Catholic ShrineBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Too soon after the Capozzi orgy, the Pope who pledged “zero-tolerance for sexual abuse” may be sheltering a child porn addict in Vatican City, as this Associated Press report reveals:
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation.
The diplomat was suspected of possessing, but not producing or disseminating, child pornography including images of pre-pubescent children, a U.S. source familiar with the case said. The source was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that Vatican prosecutors had launched their own probe and sought evidence from the U.S.
If the accusations pan out, the case would be a major embarrassment for the Vatican and Pope Francis, who has pledged "zero tolerance" for sexual abuse. The diplomat would be the second from the Vatican's diplomatic corps to face possible criminal charges for such crimes during Francis' papacy. And any trial in the Vatican would come as Francis' own financial czar, Cardinal George Pell, is on trial in his native Australia for alleged historic sex abuse cases.
The State Department said it had asked the Vatican to lift the official's diplomatic immunity on Aug. 21, and said the request was denied three days later. For the State Department to make such a request, its lawyers would have needed to be convinced that there was reasonable cause for criminal prosecution.
The circumstances that prompted prosecutors to make the request, however, weren't clear. The Justice Department, which would have brought any charges, didn't immediately comment, and the Vatican gave no details about what, if any, evidence had been provided to persuade it to recall the priest. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Dear God, how much scandal can Your spotless bride endure? In her human element, she has fallen into the hands of who would defile her to death.
While her enemies are legion who’ve been plotting her destruction for centuries, the fact remains that over the course of the past half-century the human element of the Catholic Church has gone from the most powerful institution in the world -- capable of influencing political elections in all four corners of the earth, forcing mighty cultural elites (such as Hollywood) to censor themselves, causing demons like Adolf Hitler to respect Vatican neutrality or face a worldwide Catholic backlash his stupid Reich couldn’t possibly handle, dictating Christocentric moral and cultural norms in nearly every society, sending armies of missionaries to build schools and hospitals and havens for the soul in far-flung precincts barely on the map. The Catholic Church has gone from that to a ghastly shadow of her former self, pathetically recalling her missionaries, closing her schools, shuttering her churches, and in her delusional state, even raping her own children while begging her secularist jailors for the freedom to breathe the air they control, ever since the signing of the Treaty of Vatican II.
Her priesthood is as decried for homosexuality and child abuse today as it was celebrated for chastity and education yesterday
Her liturgy is a "trivialized" (to use Pope Benedict's word) veritable talent show for wannabe actors and failed pop stars, while the new theology it supports is crayons and finger painting compared to what it was.
Where Aquinas and Augustine once nobly defended her colors, Father James Martin and Blaze Cupich now use them for sanitary tissues.
Where the majesty of her architecture once represented the very best of which man is capable, the landscape today is littered with what appear more like wayside restrooms than Catholic churches.
And all the while, our poor Church hemorrhages members by the millions into false sects, pagan cults or that grand army of worldwide atheism on the move.
It’s madness to refer to such devastation as a “new springtime”, and yet the asylum is now in the hands of the former inmates who insist on it.
When do we get to admit the obvious: that the Devil got over the wall at Vatican II, and that much of the human element of Christ’s Church today is either possessed or hopelessly insane?
St. Peter Damian, Pray for us