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The organizers of this year’s Catholic Identity Conference are very pleased to welcome a last-minute addition to the speaker roster: Crisis Magazine’s Editor, Michael Warren Davis.

Before Crisis, Davis served as U.S. Editor of the Catholic Herald of London, overseeing the launch of its American edition. He got his start in journalism in Australia, working as deputy editor of Quadrant magazine and a weekly columnist for The Spectator's Australian edition.

Davis has written for a variety of publications including The American ConservativeFirst ThingsThe Salisbury Review, and (not least) The Remnant. He has appeared on television and radio around the world, including Fox News's Tucker Carlson Tonight and Network 10's The Project

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In his article, "Pope Francis Addresses Criticism of His Pontificate and Discusses ‘Schism’", Edward Pentin informs his readers that: "On the papal plane from Madagascar on Tuesday, Pope Francis said he always welcomes constructive criticism but not ‘pills of arsenic’ which he says can come from ‘rigid’ critics who hide behind orthodoxy and should be treated ‘with meekness.’"

According the Pentin, Francis set up the following almost laughable scenario for reporters on the plane to Madagascar: "Regarding the case of the Pope: I don’t like this aspect of the Pope, I criticize him, I speak about him, I write an article and ask him to respond, this is fair. To criticize without wanting to hear a response and without getting into dialogue is not to have the good of the Church at heart, it is chasing after a fixed idea, to change the Pope or to create a schism. This is clear: a fair criticism is always well received, at least by me." (Emphasis added) 

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As Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller send letters to the College of Cardinals, warning that apostasy threatens to find its way into the tribal socialist Pan-Amazonian Synod in Rome next month, Michael J. Matt explains how October’s Synod of Bishops is on a trajectory set a half-century ago at the Second Vatican Council. 

Matteo Salvini was pushed out of power in Italy last week, thanks to a Vatican-backed initiative to undermine the rosary-kissing Catholic populist who frequently called on Our Lady and the patron saints of Europe to protect Italy’s sovereignty, soul and borders.

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Unite the Clans – is it just a call for a great big ecumenical group hug? Or is there more to it?

Michael J. Matt traces the history of the traditional Catholic movement, especially as relating to the Society of St. Pius X and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and then asks the question: Despite three decades of bitter intermural squabbling, can we get out of the way long enough to the let the old Faith unite us in battle against those who would crush us all?

150 years ago, Michael Matt's great-grandfather, Hugo Klapproth, was battling Freemasons, Modernists and liberals on order from Pope Leo XIII

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Clockwise from upper left: Hugo Klapproth, Joseph Matt, Michael Matt, Walter Matt

Father Johannes Janssen, S.J., was born on April 10, 1829. He was a historian and a member of the Prussian House of Deputies. In 1880, he was made domestic prelate to the pope and he died in Frankfurt in 1891.

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There hasn’t been a lot of good news in my archdiocese lately—not for years, in fact. In the face of the massive legal costs relating to clergy sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection back in 2015.

Last year, our Archdiocese earned the sad distinction of having brokered the largest bankruptcy settlement of its kind between Church leaders and abuse victims, involving some 450 victims and a $210,290,724 settlement.

The Remnant calls for worldwide support of all traditional Catholic priests

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When a group of feminists in Argentina wanted to mark International Women’s Day a couple of years back, they dressed a woman up to look like the Mother of God and had her perform a mock (with fake blood) abortion on herself in front of Our Lady of the Incarnation Cathedral in the city of San Miguel de Tucuman. The photographs of this blasphemy are too vile to display again here.

Though the anemic post-conciliar Church in that once-Catholic country could do nothing to stop this, one Catholic priest, Father Leandro Bonnin, wrote an open letter on Facebook, arguing that this “blasphemy has exceeded all limits. A blasphemy with all the unmistakable signs of the diabolical: with his malice, his perversity, and above all with his hatred of Mary.”

Poland is gearing up for a parliamentary election on October 13, and its conservative ruling party is “saying it like it is” these days. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland’s Law and Justice leader, recently took a stand against gay pride marches while campaigning in Stalowa Wola:

“The hard offensive, this traveling theater that is showing up in different cities to provoke and then cry... we are the ones who are harmed by this, it must be unmasked and discarded… (We must) live in freedom, and not be subject to all that is happening to the west of our borders... where freedom is being eliminated.”

In the same speech he thanked the Archbishop of Krakow, who called gay rights a “rainbow plague” in Poland. Wola was here referring to an August 1, 2019 sermon marking the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw uprising by Polish resistance fighters against the Nazi occupation, wherein  Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski had argued that Poland is no longer affected by the red plague of Marxists or Bolsheviks but by a "rainbow flag born of the same spirit." 

Speaking at a Mass at St. Mary's Basilica, the Archbishop warned that this new plague wants to "control our souls, hearts and minds." 

If the LGTB community really wishes to establish better relations with the Catholic Church in Poland and elsewhere, perhaps they should stop appropriating (and then desecrating) revered Polish Catholic symbols and icons: 

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Elzbieta Podlesna, a 51-year-old LGBT activist, plastered images of Poland's most sacred icon of the Mother of God of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, on walls, garbage bins and mobile toilets near St. Dominik’s church in Plock.

Polish Catholics were so offended that the police had to finally get involved, temporarily detaining Podlesna and holding her for questioning.

If all they want is to be accepted in Poland, how exactly does offending millions of religious Polish people help the LGBT folks achieve their stated objective? It's almost as if they're trying to intimidate and even terrorize people of faith. 

And now both the Archbishop of Krakow and the leader of Poland's Law and Justice Party fear their Christian country is under attack? Now why in the world would they ever think that

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Edito's Note: In your charity, please remember the repose of the soul of Mary Koshut in your prayers. Even well into her 80s, Mary was a friend and faithful attendee of our Catholic Identity Conference since the very beginning. Mother to one of our most loyal volunteers, Theresa Koshut, we'd also ask you to remember Theresa and her family in your prayers as they lay to rest their beloved Catholic mother and loyal soldier of Jesus Christ.

There is so much more to the story.  She was a convert from Serbian Orthodoxy.  As a young girl she sang in the Serbian choir.  She converted to Catholicism and had a great love for the Traditional Latin Mass and a great devotion to the Sacred Heart and to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Through the years she made thousands of scapulars and prayer cards and sent them to missionary religious orders for distribution.  She faithfully made the annual Byzantine Catholic pilgrimage to Mount Saint Macrina in Uniontown, PA.  In the days just prior to her death she attended a Solemn Traditional Latin Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption, and on the Feast of the Assumption she traveled to Mount Saint Macrina to light a candle at the grotto of Saint Ann for her late husband.  She died the next day on the Feast of St. Joachim, within the Octave of the Assumption, after receiving the traditional sacrament of Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Pardon.

Eternal rest grant unto Mary, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. MJM  


Mary Koshut, of Duquesne, was taken back to our Lord on Friday, August 16th, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

She was born November 28, 1926, in Latrobe, Pa. A devout Catholic who lived the Word, Mary was a member of St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. The daughter of Mile and Bozicha Vockley, she was one of 7 siblings, Ann, Daisy, George, Martha, Mitch, and Nicholas, all who preceded her in death. Mary was also preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Koshut, in 1982.

Surviving are her daughter, Theresa Koshut, of Duquesne, with whom she lived, her two sons and daughter-in-law’s, William John and Lynn Koshut, Chippewa Township, PA and Thomas Michael and Erin Koshut, Huntsville, Alabama, and 4 grandchildren, Cara Koshut, Will Koshut, Mary Addison Koshut, and Samuel Koshut. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Irene Vockley, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren, and cherished each moment with all of them.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Tuesday at 9 am, at William S. Skovranko’s Funeral Home, Richford and Commonwealth Avenue, Duquesne. A funeral mass will be offered at St. Peter and Paul on Tuesday at 10 am. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in West Mifflin, Pa., with a repast to follow at the church hall.

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