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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Down in the Remnant Underground, Michael Matt takes a closer look at the Synod on Youth taking place inside the Vatican right now. With a massive clerical sex scandal erupting all over the world, Team Bergoglio has decided to pretend like they’ve got this by ignoring it completely. With Pope Francis addressing the Synod in a way that can only be described as completely ‘out of touch with reality,’ Michael calls on Catholics to form organized counterrevolution, which starts with a promise to stand with the Vatican’s chief nemesis, Archbishop Carlo Viganò.
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Did Pope Francis call us to pray the Rosary to silence Archbishop Carlo Vigano? In this latest Sunday Sermon from South St. Paul, Father explains the history of the Holy Rosary and then stresses the necessity of praying the Rosary for the intention of a heavenly intervention in the ongoing crisis in the Church under Francis of Rome. “Let Heaven hear the sound of your rosaries so that the voices here on earth trying to expose the wickedness in the Church might be heard and this help bring an end to this wickedness.”
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What the heck is going on at the Synod of Young People over in Rome right now!
Down in the Remnant Underground, Michael Matt takes a look at some interesting video images of the 2018 Synod on Young People, and uses this as a springboard to discuss the traditional Catholic attitude toward those priests and bishops who know something is going terribly wrong inside the Vatican and who are speaking out, but who are not traditionalists, who don’t fully understand the problems with Vatican II and still offer the New Mass. What do you think? Are prelates such as Vigano, Burke, Morlino, Chaput, Sarah and Schneider part of the problem, or a long-awaited first step in the right direction? Michael discusses this, the continuing auto-demolition of the Francis pontificate and the Catholic response, i.e., The Catholic Identity Conference 2018 to be held near Pittsburgh on November 2, 3 & 4, 2018.
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(Michael Matt presents powerful testimony from an actual sex abuse survivor)
Down in The Remnant Underground, Michael Matt has a wholly different take on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination hearings, making the point that the witch hunt is all about one thing: liberal America's commitment to human sacrifice. Plus, Michael brings in the devastating testimony of an ACTUAL survivor of sex abuse who was permanently handicapped by her abuser, and yet who is standing in defense of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination. Modern feminism is a joke, argues this young millennial, as she blasts it to hell and tells Dr. Ford to get over herself and stop using her victim status as a political football. Please share this video, or download and share the written transcript of this abuse victim’s powerful letter.
All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances …
Shakespeare...As You Like It
For nearly two weeks, millions of Americans have watched the televised confirmation hearings regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In an earlier comment in The Remnant about the nomination, I wrote:
"I buttress my favorable assessment of Kavanaugh not on my limited first hand knowledge of Kavanaugh's record, but on that of two other experts in the field: one of them is Ed Whelan, a former law clerk of Justice Scalia, who totally supports the Kavanaugh nomination, and believes that he will be helpful in moving another step forward along the way of bringing back sanity to the High Court, including in the field of religious liberty. The other is Eugene Scalia. I strongly doubt that the lawyer son of the late Justice would endorse anyone whose legal views were antithetical to those of his saintly father. I believe that Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed, and that he will join the fight to restore the religious liberty that the current court has set in motion."
When driving my car there are two things I do to pass the time and miles: pray the rosary and listen to talk radio.
Not that I am advocating doing these simultaneously, though I knew a pastor who was often seen walking and smoking a pipe on his parish campus while he prayed the breviary. One day a parishioner questioned him about this asking, “How can you smoke while you pray?” The pastor responded, “I’m not smoking while I pray, I’m praying while I smoke.” So don’t drive while you pray, pray while you drive!
Recently while driving I decided to listen to a Catholic broadcast rather than my usual talk radio. The host was taking a call from a Catholic who was upset about the anticipated approval of the German bishops of the practice of offering Holy Communion to non-Catholic spouses. The radio host was sympathetic to the righteous anger of the caller and reassured him that we must all just keep praying and waiting for the Holy Father to intervene and stop this sacramental sacrilege. It was then that I started screaming while driving.
Have I got a treat for you!
I’m tempted to say: “Drop whatever you’re doing and read the article by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on the front page of the new issue of The Remnant!” It’s just that good.
The thing is from 1972, and yet it reads like a log entry from a time traveler of the Vatican II era who’d rocketed four decades into the future to see where the V2 asteroid was going to land.
The new witch hunt has begun...
Three-hundred and twenty-six years ago several towns in Massachusetts were beset by what some historians and observers have termed a form of mass hysteria: the 1692 Salem Witch Trials remain seared in our public consciousness, and, even more, have occupied a prominent place in our literature and popular culture. Some 200 people—mostly but not all women—were accused of necromancy and black magic, and nineteen were found guilty and hanged.
Those trials, so engraved in the popular imagination, are illustrative of what occurs when corrupted religious sentiment, faulty ethical and moral thinking, and the power of suggestion on a mass scale have free rein in society.
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In this Sunday Sermon from South Saint Paul, Father warns us to beware of apocalypses--those present as well as the final one to come. Father puts Pope Francis into context as "effect" rather than cause, and warns us to reject all which led up to the Francis disaster, all that which violates holy Tradition, everything that was inflicted upon the Church since the 1960s—including, yes, the many errors and novelties of the Second Vatican Council.
Editor’s Note: I wrote these few words 14 years ago, the day after the death of my friend Michael Davies on September 25, 2004. Those wishing to learn more about this premier traditional Catholic layman can read the entire eulogy HERE. For over 30 years Michael Davies wrote a bi-weekly column for The Remnant called, simply, “A Letter from London.” May he rest in peace. MJM
Though he was not martyred, the name Davies can surely and without hesitation be placed alongside those of More, Fisher and Campion, as men who gave their lives to the defense of the Holy, Roman Catholic Church in times of great upheaval.
With all my heart I believe this to be true and am convinced that history will concur. In terms of sheer positive impact on souls languishing in a revolution-wracked Church, I can think of no layman who served more loyally or confirmed the brethren more steadfastly. He knew history and he understood the perils of our own time in the context of history.