Tess Mullins | Staff Writer
The Remnant's Catholic Heroes. . .
Remnant Tours honors Fr. Stock in 2019: After the Chartres Pilgrimage this year, Remnant Tours will be visiting the tomb of this heroic priest whose story tells us so much about the indomitable spirit of the Catholic Faith, which in this case was a light even in the darkness of a POW camp during World War II. Please, God, grant Your poor suffering Church more priests of the caliber of the great Father Franz Stock.
June 5th through June 17, 2019: Follow along very day with Remnant Tours on Pilgrimage to Chartres!
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Those who’ve walked the Pilgrimage to Chartres, France, know how difficult it is to take even a few steps more, once they finally arrive in the old City of Chartres. And yet just a short distance from Notre-Dame de Chartres is a place that for Catholics is well worth the effort.
It is the tomb of Fr. Franz Stock, a German priest who died alone in a Parisian hospital in February 1948, not yet forty-four years old, having run his frail body ragged in the service of French and German Catholics—Allied and Axis alike—during World War II.
During Easter week, a bill was passed which beggars belief. Minnesota House Democrats voted in favor of teaching pornography and sexual perversion as part of the Minnesota House Education Omnibus Bill, HF2400, the offending section of which is a two-page mandate requiring “Sexual Health Education” curriculum, also known as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE).
Simply put, CSE is pornographic. And by "pornographic" I don't mean in the hyperbolic sense of an exaggerated description of something which maybe a few Mormon or Fundamentalist Christian groups might find offensive. No, this is the real thing, i.e., sketched images of men and women engaging in what back in the 1980's was known as "kinky sex"-- what civilized people (if they mentioned it at all) would have called perversion, a word which no longer seems to phase anyone.
But if teaching 4th grade kids the ins and outs of sodomy does not rise to the level of perversion, then quite obviously "perversion" has no meaning.
Monday began for most of us just like it always does. I was late for work, again. Dashed out, forgetting breakfast and to brush my hair, but the kids I teach didn’t seem to notice (or if they did, were cute enough to let it slide). It wasn’t until I was pulling back into my driveway that I got the text.
“I’m devastated! God help us.”
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL MATT (March 8, 2021)
Apologies for our cryptic teases on social media this morning. I was trying to lure you here to our site today because Big Tech is shadow banning a very important article that appeared here on our website last night. It's an INTERNATIONAL APPEAL from prominent women in 25 different countries regarding abortion and abortion-tainted COVID vaccines. Please read and share this statement by email and by whatever other means you can think of, especially since it applies directly to Pope Francis' blanket endorsement of all vaccines. With the de facto full blessing of the Catholic Church, I very much fear that the Gates Gang could succeed in their mission to vaccinate 7 billion people and set up a medical dictatorship that is beyond Orwell's wildest nightmares. Please act on this right now. By the way, one of the signatories of this Appeal is Dr. Wanda Poltawska, survivor of gruesome Nazi medical experiments, whose story appears here below. - MJM
In the beginning, SS commander Heinrich Himmler used Ravensbrück, the largest women’s-only concentration camp in the Third Reich, as a show camp. There were flowers in the window boxes, birdcages and a beautiful road lined with trees. Himmler would show it to the international Red Cross to prove he was treating the prisoners well.
CatholicWorldReport.com covers the lay manifestation which took place the day before the Vatican Summit on sex abuse. The silent demonstration was a powerful witness against the Vatican’s current program of silence and obfuscation in the face of one of the largest coverup/abuse scandals in the Church’s history.
From Catholic World Report:
Called “In Silence to Break Down the Wall of Silence,” the demonstration was organized to urge the bishops attending the Vatican’s summit on the problem of child abuse in the Church, which opens on Thursday, not to limit the discussion to pedophilia, but to speak up about all the moral issues at stake, and especially about “the scourge of homosexuality.”
As explained by fliers given out while the demonstrators stood silently praying the Rosary and meditating on religious texts, the participants were lay Catholics who had come from various parts of the world to urge “the silent bishops” to “dare to speak the truth to the Holy Father.”
“If the summit limits itself to addressing only the abuse of minors, as its title would seem to indicate, it is bound to be a failure,” said Professor Roberto de Mattei, president of the Lepanto Foundation. “To limit the scandal to pedophilia alone, while ignoring the scourge of homosexuality, would be hypocritical, because homosexuality is not only a vice contrary to human nature, it also represents the basis of a power structure within the Church.”
Read the rest HERE.
De Mattei and Michael Matt pray the rosary with 100 other Catholic laity in the Piazza San Silvestro, Rome.
(Photo: Tess Mullins)
From the National Catholic Register:
Silence fell on a central piazza in downtown Rome at 2pm yesterday when Catholic men and women of various ages and nationalities stood in lines for an hour, reading devotional texts and praying the Rosary.
Organized by lay faithful belonging to various Catholic associations, passersby looked curiously at the scene while police officers guarded the square.
On the edges of the piazza, helpers handed out leaflets headed with the words: “In Silence to Break Down the Wall of Silence!”
Read the full report HERE.
REMNANT COMMENT: To have one of the most objective (and respected) Catholic journalists in the English-speaking world be willing to give fair and balanced coverage of this admittedly controversial event offers testimony to a job well done by the organizers of this lay Catholic demonstration in Rome. Clearly, this was not a “traditional Catholic” event per se, but rather an eleventh-hour intervention on the part of lay Catholics from many different camps who have only the best interests of Holy Mother Church in mind.
Remnant readers will be interested to note Mr. Pentin’s coverage of our editor’s own participation in this extraordinary event in Rome.
(Photo: Tess Mullins/Remnant Newspaper)
Status Update: I’m about to rip on social media.
But before I begin, let me take a selfie so you all can visualize my angst…
Katherine Hepburn, right? I know, I get that all the time. Or is it Audrey… I don’t know. But you know what, who cares? It’s some person who didn’t know Snapchat from Snapdragon, and so must have been culturally irrelevant. She didn’t have a Facebook page, much less an iPhone, so we don’t even know what her coffee drinks looked like, much less if she was any good at hiking and yoga and swimming and tanning and hashtags and Instagram and hanging with her girlfriends. LOSER.
But, seriously, whatever happened to bragging being bad form? We’re all human. We like it when people notice. But when you have to tell them to notice—get right up in their faces and demand it--isn’t that just a little awkward?