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This just in from the AgendaEurope website:

Thanks to the initiative of a Polish MEP, former Sejm Marshal Marek Jurek, there is now a Catholic Mass in the so-called “extraordinary rite” (i.e. the rite that was in common use prior to 1969, and which was defined as the universally valid rite of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius V following the Council of Trent) on the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels.

A first such celebration took place on 4 May, and a second is scheduled this week on Thursday 18th May at 8 a.m. in the “meditation room” ASP 00H152 (located behind the desk of the Office of Tourism, on the ground floor).

This is truly important. The Christian faith is at the center of European culture and identity, and the traditional mass is the quintessential expression of Christian faith. With these celebrations, if they assume a regular character, the European Parliament will at long last be re-establishing a linkage to Europe’s true fundaments.

REMNANT COMMENT: Obviously, this development is significant and important indeed!  I'm thinking back now, in fact, to when I was a child, and the Latin Mass was available only at a Howard Johnson's conference room on Sunday mornings. Other than that (SSPX), it was gone and it was never coming back...abrogated forever.

But as the world became more Godless and degenerate, the Traditional Latin Mass made a slow but steady comeback, until today not only is it available in most major cities in the U.S., but even in Europe--and now--incredibly! -- at the HQ of the EU itself.  Clearly, God will not be mocked. Those old enough to have lived through the immediate post-Vatican II period, will feel confident that there's no cause for defeatism or pessimism or surrender here in 2017. The darkest days of revolution in Catholic Church are behind us now, as a rather buffoonish pope shocks millions out of their post-conciliar coma.  

Yes, things are bad, but God's hand is perceptible in all of this.  He is in His heaven, hearing and answering every prayer of those who still believe in Him.  I know, I remember the heyday of the Revolution in the Church. And never did I imagine it would all begin to crumble and fall in my own lifetime. But the men of faith of those early days--Michael Davies, my father, and so many others--never for a moment doubted that it would. Why? Because they never for a moment doubted Him. People are waking up.  

Don’t believe me? Watch this video, and pinch yourself----this is EWTN, formerly Neo-Catholic Central. Praise God and never give up the fight! The enemy is not nearly as invincible as he'd have us believe, especially if we believe--not in his power--but in God's.


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Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.