Agere sequitur esse. So we are taught by scholastic philosophy: the action of every being depends on the nature of that being. It follows that a person’s actions are consistent with who that person is. We find confirmation of this principle of ontology in the canonical sanctions recently imposed by the Holy See on Father Frank A. Pavone, a well-known and appreciated pro-life priest, who for decades has been committed to the battle against the horrible crime of abortion. If a Roman Dicastery decides to electrocute a priest with reduction to the lay state, accusing him of blasphemy and preventing him from having the ability to defend himself legally in a canonical trial; and if, at the same time, analogous decisions are not taken with regard to notorious heretical, corrupt, and fornicating clergy, it is not out of place to ask if such a persecutory action reveals a persecutory mind, and if an action against a good priest who has worked strenuously to oppose abortion reveals the hatred of the persecutor with regard to the Good and those who fight for it. This unjust and illegitimate punishment becomes all the more hateful the closer we come to Holy Christmas, if we consider that by the killing of innocent children the Enemy of the human race wants to kill the Infant King.
“And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all the people. For this day is born to you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.” (Luke 2: 10-11)
The angel announced “good tidings of great joy that shall be to all the people,” and yet the angels ended their heavenly message with reference to a narrower subset of people to whom the blessings of peace would apply:
“Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.” (Luke 2:14)
Popes Benedict XV and Pius XII praised the works of Blessed Dom Columba Marmion (1858-1923) for their holiness and wisdom, and few other writers living in the past 100 years have offered anything as spiritually nourishing as the books of the Abbot of Maredsous Abbey. His Christ: The Ideal of the Monk (1922) is no exception — his great love for God and the Faith shines forth from every page — but it is the book’s description of the differences between Catholics and Protestants that deserves particular attention in connection with the ongoing crisis in the Church. His holy wisdom shows us why we can never make peace with the Spirit of Vatican II and must vigorously oppose Francis’s Synod on Synodality.
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In this episode of the Remnant Underground, Michael Matt discusses the parallels between our world today and that into which Jesus Christ was born over 2000 years ago.
From a globalist Roman empire, to madmen on exalted thrones, to Christophobic baby-killers on a rampage – it really wasn't much different than our situation today.
DESIDERATUS CUNCTIS GENTIBUS: The Incarnation of the Word of God inaugurates the Lordship of Christ over the Church and the Nations
Discite justitiam moniti, et non temnere divos.
Venditit hic auro patriam, dominumque potentem
imposuit, fixit leges pretio atque refixit;
hic thalamum invasit natæ vetitosque hymenæos;
ausi omnes immane nefas ausoque potiti.
Learn righteousness, and dread the avenging deities.
To tyrants others have their country sold,
Imposing foreign lords, for foreign gold;
Some have old laws repealed, new statutes made,
Not as the people pleased, but as they paid.
- Æn., VI, 620-624
In his editorial note to a recent article in The Remnant, Michael Matt commented on the idea that Traditional Catholics appear divided today:
“Not sure who started the fake news that Traditional Catholics are hopelessly divided, but I have NEVER seen Traditionalists more united than we are right now, and I've been at this all of my life.”
Editor's Note: Not sure who started the fake news that Traditional Catholics are hopelessly divided, but I have NEVER seen Traditionalists more united than we are right now, and I've been at this all of my life.
The Catholic Identity Conference 2022 once again brought together 750 participants, as well as priestly representatives from every major traditionalist priestly organization in the world.
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After months of fake news about how Volodymyr Zelenskyy is giving the Russians a sound thumping in Ukraine, it turns out that Vladimir Putin didn't get the memo.
Putin may be a dictator, but he is not a fool, and he just tripled down. Suddenly the purveyors of fake news have changed their tune, and they are calling for negotiations for peace in Ukraine.
“Sir, you and I are not one in religion. Wherefore I pray you content yourself. I bar none of prayer; only I desire them of the household of faith to pray with me, and in my agony to say one Creed.” — St. Edmund Campion
Your Excellency, thank you for taking a few moments away from your busy schedule to answer a few questions on the issue of obligatory Mass attendance in an increasingly dysfunctional “Church of Accompaniment.”
Just a few hours before his second and final arrest, St. Maximilian Kolbe on February 17, 1941, wrote down his last reflections on the Immaculate Conception. The question, "Who are you, O Immaculate Conception?" occupied his priestly mind and heart forming him to be a living witness of the power of the Immaculate and to die as a living offering of love.