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Friday, April 15, 2022

Is Peter Denying Christ Again?

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Is Peter Denying Christ Again?

During his recent visit to Malta, Pope Francis entered a hall of the Nunciature, where 38 Maltese Jesuits were gathered. In the “cordial conversation” between Pope and priests, the following bombs were dropped by the Holy Father, who can twist and invert almost anything to suit his ideology:

  • We are learning to speak and write “in Synod.”
  • Not taking care of the climate is a sin against the gift of God that is creation. For me it is a form of paganism: it is using what the Lord has given us for his glory and praise as if it were an idol. 
  • Migration is a problem for Europe. Countries are unwilling to reach agreements.


Remnant Editor's Comment: Good to know, Holiness, but maybe one of these days you can start looking at WHY folks are so desperate to get out of countries run by your Socialist friends. Fix that problem and, voila, no more migration problems.

By the way, whatever happened to popes serving God and saving souls? Why does this one seem to be trying to outdo Bill Gates all the time?

For example, on May 30, 1741, Pope Benedict XIV addressed an encyclical letter to the bishops of the Catholic world, expressing his heartfelt grief at seeing the great relaxation that was introduced among the faithful by indiscreet and unnecessary dispensations from Lenten observance. It includes the following passage, with subsequent commentary from Abbot Gueranger:

The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it we prove ourselves not to be enemies of the cross of Christ. By it we avert the scourges of divine justice. By it we gain strength against the princes of darkness, for it shields us with heavenly help. Should mankind grow remiss in their observance of Lent, it would be a detriment to God’s glory, a disgrace to the Catholic religion, and a danger to Christian souls. Neither can it be doubted that such negligence would become the source of misery to the world, of public calamity, and of private woe.’[21]BXIV

More than a hundred years have elapsed since this solemn warning of the Vicar of Christ was given to the world; and during that time, the relaxation he inveighed against has gone on gradually increasing. How few Christians do we meet who are strict observers of Lent, even in its present mild form![22]

And must there not result from this ever-growing spirit of immortification, a general effeminacy of character, which will lead, at last, to frightful social disorders? The sad predictions of Pope Benedict XIV are but too truly verified. Those nations, among whose people the spirit and practice of penance are extinct, are heaping against themselves the wrath of God, and provoking His justice to destroy them by one or other of these scourges—civil discord, or conquest.” -Abbot Gueranger

Just imagine what the good Abbot would say of the madness going on in the Church of Accompaniment today!

Please, God, send us a real Pope.

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

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.

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