President Trump releases a statement and video message on Twitter:
Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!" -President Donald Trump
Are we really happy here / With this lonely game we play? / Looking for words to say / Searching but not finding understanding anywhere / We’re lost in a masquerade.
Remember me? I used to write regularly for this newspaper until the advent of COVID-19 and the overnight installation of police states by Democrat governors (and their counterparts throughout the Western world) on the pretext of “containing the spread of the virus”—an effort that has proven about as successful as containing the spread of malicious gossip.
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Michael Matt's New Year's greeting. There is hope for 2021, with a little heavenly assistance. But we’re going to need to fight like hell.
In this episode of The Editor's Desk, Michael Matt takes a hard look at the state of our country, the Church and the coming global conflicts of 2021.
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Some forty years ago, at a time when Catholic seminaries had been fully infiltrated by homosexuals and modernists, I attended a Christmas pageant hosted by seminarians. Anticipating something sacred I was shocked instead to be a witness to a horrific sacrilege. In a blasphemous parody on the Nativity of our Lord, one seminarian dressed as Mary was riding upon another seminarian pretending to be a donkey. I dare not put in print the sexual innuendoes that were spoken and acted out in this parody but suffice it to share that after the birth of the Christ Child, three seminarians dressed as the Magi presented a naked plastic doll representing Jesus with three gifts: a bottle of booze, a case of beer, and a carton of cigarettes.
Readers might remember the “phishing” scheme that replaced telemarketing as the World’s Most Annoying Thing back in the aughts. The way the scam usually works is that a con artist sends out e-mails designed to look exactly like notifications from real banks, corporations, or government agencies. The e-mail asks the recipient—who believes he or she is communicating with a legitimate entity—to update passwords or provide other personal information. It’s a variety of the old bait-and-switch operation: an unsuspecting victim thinks one thing is going on, all above board and on the level, when in reality he or she is being had.
Since the first Pentecost, there have been few years that have seen worldwide transformations of the scale and magnitude we have seen since last Christmas. Almost all aspects of our lives have been upended, and many things that seemed most stable have now seemingly changed forever.
Merry Christmas from the Michael J. Matt Family
I WOULD LIKE to extend Christmas greetings to friends of The Remnant all over the world. I suppose we are all a bit more apprehensive about the future this year than last, and yet here at The Remnant, we feel closer to the “clans” this Christmas than ever before.
Whatever the future holds, one thing is certain: The army of God is stronger and more united now than it ever was in my lifetime, as Christ’s awesome presence is made manifest through its absence in the hearts and minds of sad and godless men.
Crastina die delebitur iniquitas terrae et regnabit super nos Salvator mundi. (Tomorrow the wickedness of the earth shall be blotted out; and the Savior of the world shall reign over us.)
For more than two thousand years the world has been celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ, marking the counting of time with a before and after that sees the Son of God as the Lord of History. The Second Person of the Holy Trinity — the Light — became Incarnate in the most-pure womb of the Virgin Mary and was born to repair the guilt of our First Parents and to redeem humanity, which was enslaved by Satan through its rebellion against the Creator in the Garden of Eden.
Editor’s Note: This edition of Father Celatus’ column, “The Last Word”, appears in the December 25, 2020 issue of The Remnant. Catch Father’s “Last Word” on the last page of every print edition of The Remnant by subscribing HERE. MJM
Let’s just say it clearly: that thing is not a Nativity scene.
EN GREGE RELICTO
Considerations on the Nativity scene in Saint Peter’s Square
At the center of Saint Peter’s Square, a metallic tensile structure dominates the scene, hastily decorated with a tubular light, underneath which stand, disturbing as totems, a few horrible statues that no one endowed with common sense would dare to identify with the characters of the Nativity. The solemn background of the Vatican Basilica only serves to augment the abyss between the harmonious Renaissance architecture and the indecorous parade of anthropomorphic bowling pins.
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A new strain of COVID leads PM Boris Johnson to cancel Christmas in the UK.
In this episode of The Editor's Desk, Michael J. Matt discusses the latest scare tactics coming from the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab who, after using the Covid pandemic to get us all to move our lives online, is now warning that cyberattacks are about to pull the plug on our New Normal.