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As if we didn’t know where Facebook’s loyalty lies, Mark Zuckerberg now leaves no doubt in our minds that he’s a puppet of CNN and all the rot that they represent.
From WashingtonExaminer.com: “In a last-minute addition to the annual Aspen Ideas Festival hosted by the Aspen Institute, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to defend his company's decision to leave a controversial altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the site. He also defended his calls for the government to regulate social media.
He also revealed, possibly for the first time, that during Ireland's recent referendum on abortion, he consulted with Ireland's government (which supported legalizing abortion) about whether Facebook should block pro-life ads originating outside the tiny island nation.”
REMNANT COMMENT: I wonder when we're all going to sit down and have a serious conversation about the morality of any of us continuing to use this Christophobic character's social media platform. Really, Faustian bargains with the Devil are pretty ridiculous.
I realize we can use Facebook to share dieting tips and post riveting cat vids but, as vitally important as all that is, I wonder what else Mark Zuckerberg will have to do before we say enough’ s enough. Livestream himself selling his soul to the Devil on Facebook?
Honestly, would the Cure of Ars or St. Maximilian Kolbe or St. Thomas More or St Joan of Arc be messing around in Mark Zuckerberg's psychotically anti-Christian playground, or would they tell the man to go pound sand?
It's something of a moot point for us here at The Remnant, since Facebook is already shadow banning us on a daily basis. But here's the question: If the Remnant can successfully launch a Catholic equivalent to Facebook, how many traditional Catholics would agree that it's time to tell Mr. Zuckerberg to take a long walk off of a short dock?
We'll see. Look for TradSpace, coming this Fall.
Reporting from the streets of Budapest, Michael J. Matt visits the 'Museum of Terror' where Catholic cardinals, priests and laymen in Hungary were imprisoned, tortured and killed by Nazis and Communists from 1944 to 1991.
This time we’re really in for it. The Amazon Synod is primed to change the Church in such a way that it can never be changed back.
LifeSite’s Rome correspondent, Diane Montagna, recently conducted an interview with a Peruvian expert in liberation theology, Julio Loredo, who revealed the scheme behind the Amazon Synod; a “scheme” aimed at “revamping” the Church according to the “most radical versions of liberation theology”:
LifeSite: What in your view should those in the media, and Catholic clergy and faithful more broadly, know about the upcoming meeting? Where should we focus our attention?
JULIO LOREDO: "There is an untold story that has not gotten enough attention in the Western media. Cardinal Pedro Barreto, the vice president of REPAM(Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network) said very clearly in recent days that the plan they intend to carry out at the Synod is one they have been working on for almost 50 years. So, there is a whole plan, a whole scheme, behind the Synod, which consists in the introduction of so-called indigenist liberation theology that has been developing over the past 40 or 50 years. Now would be their time to propose it to the entire Church.
"European media are focusing on clerical celibacy and the possible diaconal ‘ordination’ for women, and rightly so. These are both very important aspects of the plan, but there is a whole story behind it. What they want is to change the whole Church according to the most radical versions of liberation theology — the so-called indigenist and ecological theology."
What surprises do think the Pan Amazon Synod holds?
"If you read the preparatory documents for the synod, especially the Instrumentum laboris, you will see that they want to reinterpret the whole Church from an “Amazonian” perspective. They call it the new Church with “an Amazonian face.” They want to re-interpret the whole Church, and this is a point that I think European media are not stressing enough. It is not simply the problem of relaxing clerical celibacy, as important as that is, or the problem of the ordination of women. It is a whole revamping of the Church from an “Amazonian” point of view, which is nothing else than the culmination of liberation theology.
"If they get their way, it would be the most pernicious revolution that has ever happened in the history of the Church — if they get their way."
REMNANT COMMENT: In what sense is this not racist? Fly in the pope to take photos with folks in native Amazonian costume, call in the media, and then tell the world that for the sake of the brown and black people who can't possibly comprehend the teachings and disciplines of the Church, the time has come to change the Church's rules.
This is an outrage on so many levels. And, by the way, can't Francis take a photo or two with Amazonian people dressed like these kids... from the Amazon? Or, is the tradtional, indigenous attire more suited to Francis' agenda where the Amazon Sham is concerned?
The problem in the Amazon as everywhere in the post-conciliar Church is not the teachings of the traditional Church--it's not the celibate priesthood--but rather the total breakdown in discipline and orthodoxy tolerated and even encouraged and promoted at the highest level of the Church of Vatican II.
"Are the dwellers of the Amazon more incapable of celibacy" asks Peter M. J. Stravinskas, "than the barbarians of the early centuries of Christianity? Or the pagan Romans, for that matter?"
No, celibacy is not the cause of the lack of priests anywhere. If married clergy were the panacea, one would be hard-pressed to explain why Eastern Orthodoxy has a similar shortage. Indeed, in Greece the shortage is so extreme that close to a majority of parishes have been given over to lay pastoral responsibility. The difficulty is otherwise. It is a sign that basic Christian formation has not been provided for generations. After all, to be an apostle (“one sent”), one must first be a disciple (that is, a committed follower of the Lord Jesus). When that brick has been laid, one can then begin to build – and only then.
It is well known that in the Amazon (and many other places in Latin America), religious syncretism has been countenanced and a full-throated proclamation of Gospel truths has been almost non-existent. That’s where the bishops need to focus their attention and energies.
Do not be deceived. The Vatican is exploiting the people of the Amazon in an obvious attempt to push an agenda which has been at work in places like the Amazon for decades, quite obviously, thus the problem.
The Vatican created the mess in the Amazon, and now they're going use the people of the Amazon who've been fed stones rather than bread for the past half century, to justify the universal implementation of the same failed policies that devastated the Church in South America to begin with. And to accomplish this perverse agenda, Pope Francis will do whatever it takes—including pose in indigenous feathers even as he treats them like the simpletons he apparently thinks they are.
We're confident the people of the Amazon will see through this ethnic stereotyping and tell the Vatican in no uncertain terms that the proud peoples of this region will not allow themselves to be used as the scapegoats and stooges needed to justify a Vatican Trojan Horse filled with married priests and God knows what else.
For God's sake, Francis, knock it off!
Pioneer traditional Catholic priest, Monsignor Raymond Ruscitto, died on June 17, 2019.
Monsignor Ruscitto was a long-time Remnant subscriber and an occasional contributor to these columns. He suffered a great deal for his commitment to Catholic tradition, the old Latin Mass and his priestly vocation, having ceased offering the Novus Ordo back in 1976 when he was the pastor of Holy Family Church in Kingsburg, California.
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VATICAN CITY — The head of the Knights of Malta [pictured left with Pope Francis], an international religious order that operates in about 120 countries, has formally forbidden the use of the pre-conciliar Latin language Mass in the order's liturgical celebrations worldwide.
In a June 10 letter written to the order's superiors around the world, obtained by NCR, Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre mandates that all of the community's masses be celebrated according to the ordinary rite, as promulgated in 1969 by Pope Paul VI following the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council.
"I have thus decided … that henceforth all the liturgical ceremonies within the Order must be performed according to the ordinary rite of the Church (rite of St. Paul VI) and not the extraordinary rite (Tridentine rite)," states Dalla Torre.
REMNANT COMMENT: This is precisely why The Remnant has, over the course of the last thirty years, become increasingly less than impressed with what some, for abundantly obvious reasons, are now calling the Malted Knights.
With several notable exceptions, the Knights of Malta seem to have lost their way a long time ago. If we reflect on the magnificent history of the knights, we can see that they have moved from being noble men-at-arms who defended the Faith to an Old Boys’ Club of wealthy men in armchairs who possess a mere honorary title, not unlike politicians being given honorary doctorates from a university without ever having opened a book to study the subject.
Speaking of the leadership and individual knights—as opposed to the medical personnelle who do a lot of good around the world—it seems evident that serious Catholics still involved with an organization so steeped in mediocrity should give serious consideration to resigning.
The ‘Malted Knights’ are good at raising money. Once a year they wheel sick people around Lourdes. They enjoy dressing up. Other than that, it’s difficult to see what their point is anymore. And now these play actors are not even in possession of enough intestinal fortitude to stand strong for the Holy Mass of Christendom.
Bravo, Knights. Thanks for clarifying exactly why it is that y’all carry dulled and harmless swords, if indeed you still carry them at all.
Ave crux flava!
Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Raymond Cardinal Burke
Explanatory note to the “Declaration of the truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Church of our time”
In our time the Church is experiencing one of the greatest spiritual epidemics, that is, an almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation, which is a seriously contagious danger for spiritual health and eternal salvation for many souls. At the same time one has to recognize a widespread lethargy in the exercise of the Magisterium on different levels of the Church’s hierarchy in our days. This is largely caused by the non-compliance with the Apostolic duty - as stated also by the Second Vatican Council - to “vigilantly ward off any errors that threaten the flock” (Lumen gentium, 25).