The Remnant Will Never Forget
The Remnant devotes this section of our exclusively to testimonies by those who lived through the revolution of the Second Vatican Council.
This page is reserved for those who saw what happened, or heard what happened from those who did, and who truly understand how Catholic families were blown apart. Visitors who have personal reflections, or memories of traditionalists pioneers, or reminicences of the revolution are encouraged to tell their stories and share their pictures here. . . so that we will never forget.
RTV Covers Vatican Sex Abuse Summit in Rome
Remnant TV was in Rome this past week covering the Vatican’s clerical sexual abuse summit on the “protection of minors”. It seemed a dismal assignment, to be sure, but the reason it was necessary for The Remnant to be in the Eternal City was so we could throw in with our traditional Catholic allies in Rome who’d organized an act of formal resistance to the Vatican sham summit.
Going in, we all knew that the ultimate goal of the summit was to establish child abuse—not rampant homosexuality in the priesthood—as the main cause of a crisis in the Catholic Church which now rivals that of the Protestant Revolt. (Remnant TV coverage of this event as well as the Vatican summit itself, can be found on The Remnant’s YouTube channel, and for your convenience is laid out below:View items...
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We will fight in our parishes, we will fight in our dioceses, we will fight every lupine shepherd in sheep's clothing, we will fight online, we will fight with our wallets, we must fight and never stop fighting. We don't fight in hopes of a truce or for some less-unholy middle ground. We fight for all of it.
Recently a question was put to me by a friend. That question, in its essentials is this, "What now? What are our options, given the current trajectory? What are we, lay people and individual clergy who see what is happening, to do when the destroyers have all the power? How do we persevere and preserve? How can we?"
Thinking to formulate a systematic policy-based response to stem the tide, I struggle with the idea that there might be no such thing, that there is no flanking maneuver or rope-a-dope strategy that can stop the invasion and pummeling most certainly coming our way.
One of the painful parts of writing about the Church crisis is having to learn about the Church crisis. It’s a sad fact that in order to write about something with adequate care and diligence, one spends a lot of time amassing facts that most people, most sane people, would really just rather not know.
When I was younger the centre of gravity for the neo-modernist revolution in the Church was the Netherlands. But with yet another announcement gravely contrary to the Catholic Faith, it seems clear that the Spectre of Vatican II has settled permanently in Germany. With it being said more often and more openly that the German bishops are in a state of open schism, I thought maybe the time has come for us to have a closer look.
New from RTV's 'The Remnant Underground'...
As LifeSiteNews gets demonetized by Google and Lauren Southern is barred from entering the UK, Michael Matt points out that the SPLC is now working with YouTube to determine whose videos are hateful and whose aren't. Is Remnant TV next?
Then, the Vatican is cold busted by the Associated Press for creating FAKE NEWS to make Francis look good. PROBLEM: what's Pope Benedict's role in all this, and was the late John Vennari right to hold his ground against “Papa Ratzinger the Modernist”?
Plus, Michael makes an urgent call to Cardinal Burke and Bishop Fellay to lead resistance against the Regime of Pope Francis before it’s too late.
The AP catches the Vatican doctoring a crucial photo of a “letter from Benedict” praising Francis. It’s business as usual for the Bergoglian propaganda machine.
Meanwhile, Msgr. Dario Vigano, Vatican Communications/PR chief launches the SuperPope Tee.
Five years after Benedict XVI fled the Chair of Peter, allowing “The Dictator Pope” to occupy it—thus accomplishing the temporarily thwarted objective of the St. Gallen “mafia”— Benedict now declares in a purported letter from him that “there is an internal continuity” between his pontificate and the Bergoglian dictatorship. Addressed to Msgr. Dario Vigano, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, the letter has all the earmarks of a public relations ploy to restore confidence in a papacy even commentators of the neo-Catholic mainstream are finally compelled to recognize as “disastrous.”
Tellingly, the purported letter is addressed to the head of the Vatican’s PR department in response to a letter from Vigano, who must have solicited Benedict’s reply. The letter praises a series of eleven booklets by various authors on “The Theology of Pope Francis”—not to be confused with the theology of the Magisterium. In the portion of the letter made public by the Vatican Press Office we read the following:
More Fake News from the Vatican, “the Pope in the Attic,” and the End of the Line for Neo-Catholicism FeaturedBy: Christopher A. Ferrara
Editor's Note: In a March 11th letter signed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and addressed to Msgr. Dario Vigano, prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, the former pope reportedly offers an impassioned defense of Pope Francis against the claim that he lacks theological and philosophical formation. In no uncertain terms, this letter, bearing Benedict's signature, affirms that “there is an internal continuity between the two pontificates.” Whether Benedict actually wrote this letter or not, it gives rise to a number of grave questions that need to be answered rather urgently before history closes the book on this commedia diabolica. Our thanks to Remnant columnist, Hilary White, for addressing the most pertinent of these here below. MJM
Recently an editor of a “conservative” Catholic magazine asked me if I would be interested in contributing a piece about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, five years on. I declined, telling him that I was morally certain that anything I had to say about it would not be in keeping with his editorial policies. It’s been five years, and I’ve noticed that there are a lot fewer people talking about what a “courageous” act it was to give up the pontificate. The consequences of that act have been so outlandish – even for people who are mostly OK with Francis – that very few people are still willing to make polite noises about it.
As long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me. – Matthew 25:40
REPORTER’S NOTE: For the past several years, as attacks against the Catholic Church have accelerated in an increasingly Socialist world, news sources have published and broadcast sensationalized pieces about dead babies interred in underground chambers on Catholic estates, including Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home, in Tuam, Ireland, and Smyllum Park Orphanage, in Lanark, Scotland.
With anti-Catholic verbiage, reporters ran with the pieces – seemingly never letting facts get in the way of a good story – maligning priests and nuns with vicious tales and innuendo of abuse and torture, elaborated and hyperbolized with words such as horror, notorious, gruesome, grim and brutal.
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RTV's "Catholic Saints and Feast Days" features the great Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas.
How can any Protestant ignore the fact that this greatest of Christian theologians was...well, CATHOLIC!
He defended and explained all Seven Sacraments, was a champion of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the Mass, and the Papacy?
Martin Luther knew better than Thomas Aquinas?
“Divinity of hell! When devils will the blackest sins put on, they do suggest at first with heavenly shows.”
Iago, Othello, Desdemona and the Father of Lies
English literature provides many studies of human evil, but perhaps the most poignant and appalling of all is Iago, Shakespeare’s villain of the Tragedy of Othello. Iago provides us with an examination of St. Thomas Aquinas’s claim that lying remakes a person into the very image of the devil. Iago is held by literary historians as possibly the most purely evil character in English literature whose calculated and ruthless manipulations bring about ruin and death for all around him. And he accomplishes all this by lies and the presentation of a false front of virtue, a “heavenly show”.
The Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community and the Catholic world lost a dear friend, Father Angelus M. Shaughnessy, OFM Cap., on March 2, 2018 at the age of 89. He died at 2:15pm while praying the 5th Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary, the Crucifixion, on a First Friday dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father Shaughnessy was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on June 4, 1955, a First Saturday dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Father Angelus is perhaps best known for his time at the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in Birmingham, Alabama from 2001 to 2007. There, he appeared world-wide while serving in the background as the Minister General to the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word. Father Angelus had also faithfully served God as a missionary to Papua New Guinea from 1966 to 1980. Father Angelus was a ‘man of the world,’ but his roots were in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Born on November 16, 1929 in Rochester, PA (Diocese of Pittsburgh), he was baptized at St. Cecilia Church by a Capuchin priest, Father Hugh Rauwolf. He attended St. Fidelis College and Seminary in Herman, PA. On July 14, 1950, Father Angelus professed his vows as Capuchin Friar.
While stationed in the Western Pennsylvania area, in the time following the promulgation of Ecclesia Dei in 1988, Father offered his first Traditional Latin Mass for the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community, on August 2, 1992 at St. Agnes Church in Pittsburgh. When in town, Father Angelus would continue to serve the Pittsburgh Latin Mass community for more than a decade at St. Boniface in Pittsburgh (aka: Holy Wisdom Parish) and St. Titus in Aliquippa.
This is what Father Angelus used to tell other Catholics about the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community:
“Jesus called us His friends because He revealed all the secrets of the Heavenly Father to us. It seems the best kept secret in our American neighborhoods these days is the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. In so many places He has been: MINIMALIZED, CASUALIZED, TRIVIALIZED, and sometimes even OSTRACIZED. How sad to treat the greatest gift of God to us in such a shabby fashion! There is one place in Pittsburgh where this kind of treatment to the Lord is not the case. That is in the Latin Mass Community of Holy Wisdom Parish, where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered in the Tridentine Tradition … The faithful who participate in these Holy Masses truly have a sense of the sacred. Even the children who come are most edifying. The choir that sings the High Mass is among the best.” (from a 1996 Holy Wisdom bulletin)
Various emails in the Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community announced recently that Father Angelus was dying at the Vincentian Home near Pittsburgh. As soon as I heard, I visited him and extended the Latin Mass Community’s appreciation and promise of prayers. I asked Father Shaughnessy if he would like to receive the Traditional Latin form of Extreme Unction. Without hesitation, he agreed and proceeded to make the appropriate responses in Latin. As prescribed by tradition, I anointed Father’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth, back of the hands (not on the palms for a priest) and feet. Following other prayers, “The Rite of the Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence at the Hour of Death” was imparted. Father Angelus had a Brown Scapular. Before I left, I asked if it would be acceptable to him if I wrote an article about our visit for The Remnant. He said: “Surely.”
After my visit, on the day before he died, ten members of Pittsburgh’s Traditional Latin Mass Schola Cantorum of St. John XXIII Parish, under the direction of John Rokosz, performed for Father Angelus. On the day of his death, I offered a Traditional Latin Requiem Mass for the soul of Father Angelus Shaughnessy.
During his life on earth, Father Angelus served the faithful of the Pittsburgh Traditional Latin Mass Community. At the time of his departure from this earth, and after his death, our prayers and appreciation for him were expressed and will continue. May we meet again in Heaven, and in the meantime, hold forth to that certain Catholic doctrine that the “Church Triumphant,” the “Church Suffering,” and the “Church Militant,” are always united in the “Communion of Saints.”
Viewing: Tuesday, March 6, 2018; 3-5pm and 7-9pm
Vigil Prayer Service: Tuesday, March 6, 2018; 8pm
Funeral Mass (‘Ordinary Form’): Wednesday, March 7, 2018; 11am
All at: St. Augustine Church; 225 37th Street; Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville), PA 15201