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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Editor's Note: The following article is the latest installment of our popular column, "The Last Word", which appears on the last page of every print edition of The Remnant. Given today's news out of Pennsylvania, I've decided to post it here, as well. Pray for the Church. The evil Spirit of Vatican II is finally silencing the Church completely, at least in all areas that matter. It has emasculated the Catholic priesthood in a way befitting its thoroughly emasculated liturgy that for fifty years has been burying the very idea of sacrifice in the Mass. Without sacrifice what need is there for priests? The Roman Catholic priesthood is being spiritually castrated. After all these years, it is good that the evil spirit is now finally being exposed, but let us not forget what happens to us and to our children once/if Holy Mother Church is silenced and the whole world is left without any moral authority at all. There are no winners here, other than the forces of hell itself. At this point, nothing will correct the course and right the ship other than a formal rejection of the Modernism in the Church that has given us stones rather than bread, turned too many of our priests into predators and left wolves prowling about where shepherds used to stand. Restore Catholic Tradition now! MJM
A long standing saying among priests is that once we are ordained, we forfeit all rights, except the right to Christian burial. Actually, this is not far from the truth, as four priests discovered recently. As widely reported, four Catholic priests attended a President Trump rally in Montana—in collar. They were seated in an area that made them highly visible to television cameras, exposing them to the enemies of liberty.
Cor Orans Revisited...
Read Hilary's Cor orans, Part I HERE.
[Editor’s Note: “Cor Orans” (“Praying Heart”) is the title of an April 1, 2018 document that implements instructions on how to apply Pope Francis’ 2016 Apostolic Constitution – “Vultum Dei Quaerere” (“Seek the Face of God”) addressed to Catholic women religious in contemplative communities. MJM]
One of the abiding characteristics of documents coming from the current administration in the Vatican is the aspect of “bait and switch,” the clever couching of completely opposite intentions in pious Catholic language. Many of the critics-of-the-critics of Amoris Laetitia pointed to the “good” passages of that document praising the family, and excoriated as “paranoid” the people who pointed out that these were there mainly to serve the function of the sugar that helped the drop of arsenic go down.
Pope Francis and Cardinal Newman
August 2, 2018 will go down in Catholic history as the day when the supposedly impossible happened.
On that day, Pope Francis unilaterally dismissed centuries of moral teaching from both Scripture and Tradition by proclaiming capital punishment as immoral, even as a punishment for first-degree murder. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith changed the Catechism in May to embody the new teaching.
Those defending it claim the new moral teaching reflects doctrinal development, an idea Cardinal John Henry Newman popularized in the 19th Century. But upon closer examination, the new moral teaching contradicts all of Newman's tests for evaluating such development.
New from Remnant TV...
RTV's 'Sunday Sermons from South St. Paul' blows the lid off Pope Francis's attempt to change the constant teaching of the Catholic Church on capital punishment. In what surely must be one of the most courageous sermons of 2018, this diocesan priest takes the gloves off and asks:
"What's it going to be? The constant teaching established by Scripture, doctors and fathers of the Church, sainted popes and God Himself? Or that which rests on the whim of Pope Francis, who seems to think the Catholic Church’s binding teaching is whatever his opinion happens to be."
God help us, what is this man thinking, that in the middle of the most outrageous clerical sex scandal to date he decides it’s time to go after capital punishment...
Remnant Editor’s Note: As part of our ongoing effort to show how Francis, far from being some roguish papal maverick, is in fact part and parcel of the deeply-entrenched conciliarist revolution in the Catholic Church, we present this excellent Remnant article whose esteemed author foresaw Francis’s latest scandal on the horizon already twenty years ago. This article from March of 2001 was prompted by earlier and more subtle papal attempts to undermine the Church’s teaching on capital punishment. Of course, Pope Francis has taken it much further, but the fuzzy-headed Modernist take on capital punishment is certainly not something Francis invented. His ban on capital punishment was a long time coming, its groundwork having been laid back when Jorge Bergoglio was still in short pants. MJM
TO ARGUE AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY is to contend with constituted reality. Ever since Adam and Eve committed the Original Sin, every living creature is subject to it. Every one of us is born on Death Row and lives out his allotted lifespan in its shadow without hope of reprieve. God made that clear when He told Adam that “in what day soever” he preferred his own will above his Creator’s, “thou shalt die the death,” condemning him sooner or later to “return to the earth out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return” (Gen. 3:19). In other words, there has always been a death penalty. God instituted it, and He was the first to impose it, embedding it in the very fabric of natural law.
The Death Penalty, Instituted by God Himself (The Biblical Basis for Catholic Teaching on Capital Punishment)By: Solange Hertz (RIP)
The Latest Addition to the Bergoglian Pseudo-Magisterium...
For the past five years the Church has suffered under a Pope who actually believes that the Magisterium is literally whatever he thinks. To quote his own admission in this regard, made during one of his infamous interviews: “I’m constantly making statements, giving homilies. That’s magisterium. That’s what I think, not what the media say that I think. Check it out; it’s very clear.”
Cardinal Carrera assists Cardinal McCarrick. Also pictured are Cardinal Pell, Cardinal O'Malley, and Cardinal Mahony. (Photo Cred: Paul Haring | CNS)
The Barque of Peter is stuck in an unholy see of “filth.” Many of its occupants struggle to normalize their relationships with the cabin boys. On the poop-deck is Theodore (“Uncle Ted”) Mc Carrick, and behind him are numerous clerics, all saluting McCarrick and sporting blue-striped sailor ensembles. Apparently, he liked his victims and “lovers” to wear such outfits on occasion. Those saluting encourage the oarsmen, as the barque forays deeper and deeper into the filth:
“Forward, forward, there shall be no turning back,” as Pope Francis has stated with regard to the changes of Vatican II.
It is the solemn hour. The priest has summoned God from Heaven. The Consecration has been done. The ancient Sacrifice is renewed. Our Lord lies on the altar. He lies there, waiting. Waiting for you to come to Him. Waiting to come to you.
First, we must prepare. Our hearts must be ready.
Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum, the priest intones in the old Rite; the Peace of the Lord be with you always, he says in the new.
By the power granted him at his ordination, it is the Peace of Christ the priest bestows, not his own. Not friendly sociability or kindly affability. Not openness or caring or concern. None of those things, just the awesome Peace of the Holy One, Jesus Christ Our Lord. It is the wounded Hand of God reaching out to touch us with His Love. This supernatural Peace is ours to receive. It is ours to keep. It is ours to have confidence in the One Who, in a few moments, will come to us, will enter our soul, will feed us with Himself.
“Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth” ~An old Irish Proverb
His dismissive arrogance oozes off the computer screen. He barely can contain his congenial disdain for this meddlesome matter. One scant minute is all he can muster to defend, distance and obscure his friendship with a sexual monster. Yet, 60 seconds is all we need to see this calloused soul, this lilliputian of a man with his mediocre and mendacious mind, who rose from the clerical ranks to Vatican heights.
Cardinals Maradiaga and McCarrick
Well, it’s been quite a couple of news weeks for the Catholic Church, hey? McCarrick, Pineda/Maradiaga, Fr. James Larkin getting the boot in Dublin for upholding Catholic teaching on abortion… I know some people are, to put it bluntly, freaking out. The anger of the laity over the McCarrick situation is boiling over into the Twitter feed of the people we still call “the good bishops”. Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence RI, - nicknamed the “Good Tobin” in contrast to the “Bad Tobin” and FrancisCardinal, Joseph Tobin of Newark – got quite an earful when he tweeted the other day, “Despite the egregious offenses of a few, and despite the faults and sins we all have, I’m very proud of my brother bishops and I admire and applaud the great work they do everyday for Christ and His Church.”