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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Cardinal Burke, who said in an interview with catholicoutlook.org that he privately celebrates the traditional Latin Mass, has also disclosed that the formal and public correction of Pope Francis is about to take place.
REMNANT COMMENT: He has to be careful or else he'll marginalize himself and he'll no longer be in a position to block Francis...
Sometimes I think back four decades to my college years. Between grad schools, I served as assistant to conservative writer and philosopher Russell Kirk in Mecosta, Michigan. Being a Southern boy, the one significant thing I recall about the climate up there was that we had snow on the ground—and lots of it—from around Thanksgiving all the way until April. So, other than my secretarial duties for Dr. Kirk I had I plenty of time to read (the Kirks had no television). And with Russell’s library of over 30,000 books I had a bibliophile’s cornucopia at my fingertips. Not only that, he was one of the most widely read of “teachers” a young grad student could ever have.
Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and Commemorate the Battle of Lepanto
Traditional Latin High Mass
Saturday, 7 October 2017, 1:00 PM
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 12:30 PM)
St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001
Celebrant: Canon Adrian Sequeira of the
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Tenth Annual Battle of Lepanto Dinner Immediately After Mass in the Church Hall
Featured Speaker: His Excellency Chorbishop Anthony Spinosa, Rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, North Jackson, Ohio
Topic: Lepanto and Tradition: Is There a Connection?
For Dinner Reservations Make Check Payable and Mail to: Knights of Columbus 2161, 2335 Concord Street, Aliquippa PA 15001
Deadline for Paid Reservations: 30 September 2017
Proceeds Benefit Seminarians of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161, Traditional Latin Mass Guild
Father Ducaud-Bourget (center), accompanied by a thousand traditionalists, occupied the Church of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet in Paris back in 1977... and never left.
REMNANT EDITOR’S NOTE: Each year before the beginning of the Chartres Pilgrimage (which kicks off in Notre-Dame-de-Paris, just around the corner from Saint Nicholas), we make a point to lead our pilgrims to this beautiful old Church, which now has a much-venerated bust of the late, great Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre at the rear. We pray that the spirit of the Archbishop and the saintly Monsignor Ducaud-Bourget will never be forgotten, and that the story of their courageous stand for the Old Faith will be told and retold to our children for many generations to come—at least until this Modernist nightmare is no more. MJM
A single tap of a priest’s knuckle upon the blackened mahogany arm of a choir chair signals the morning’s recitation of the Divine Office. The Roman-collared men gather in the sanctuary of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet de Paris and raise the breviaries they hold in their hands and flip through the thin pages until each finds the day’s prayers.
Some people are worried about ISIS… The wardens of the famous shrine to Our Lady of Knock in Ireland are more concerned about the annual invasion of our little friends, the Society of Saint Pius X. Their Masses are SCARY conservative! From Ireland’s GodDoesNotDie.com:
Sept. 15, 2017/goddoesnotdie.com: The Society of Saint Pius X annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Knock in Co. Mayo was disrupted yesterday, Saturday 16th September, when Shrine officials refused entry to priests and laity.
Members of Knock Shrine Security approached the SSPX priests, informing them that they were not permitted to celebrate Mass or carry out any devotions as a group. They confirmed that these were the orders which they had been instructed to convey.
For the first time in over ten years, therefore, the Society was forced to celebrate Mass outside of the Shrine grounds (heretofore, for a number of years, SSPX priests had been granted permission to celebrate Mass in various chapels on the grounds of the Shrine). And, for the first time in the entire history of the SSPX’s presence in Ireland, the pilgrimage group was not even permitted to recite the Rosary or pray the Stations of the Cross within the Shrine precincts!
As a result, Mass was celebrated in the car-park of an obliging local café, and the Rosary was prayed on the Main Street which runs adjacent to the Shrine. Security was posted at the gates during the rosary procession, ensuring that the group did not enter the Shrine grounds at any time. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: This is a good sign. I guess the word's gone out that the SSPX isn't going along with Pope Francis’s Tradition-crushing schemes after all. So much for tolerance and the warm fuzzies.
A word of advice to the SSPX: Avoid Knock like the Potato Famine. Remnant Tours has made several pilgrimages to Ireland, but we always carefully avoid the modernist lunatics running that shrine. It's been that way for years.
When we return to the ‘land of saints and scholars’, we make it a point instead to walk the footsteps of Patrick to the top of nearby Croagh Patrick--one of most beautiful spots in Ireland, rich with historical connections to the fourth-century Saint who prayed and fasted on that holy mount for forty days before embarking on his mission to bring the old Faith to the Emerald Isle. It's far more Catholic than Knock, and there's a chapel at the summit where the TLM can be offered.
In the meantime, this is one Catholic tour company that will continue to spread the word far and wide to avoid the Shrine at Knock until the folks there return to the Catholic Faith.
For more on Croagh Patrick, here's something I wrote after climbing to the top of it back in 2006: https://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/archives-2006-0630-pilgrimage06.htm
Too soon after the Capozzi orgy, the Pope who pledged “zero-tolerance for sexual abuse” may be sheltering a child porn addict in Vatican City, as this Associated Press report reveals:
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation.
The diplomat was suspected of possessing, but not producing or disseminating, child pornography including images of pre-pubescent children, a U.S. source familiar with the case said. The source was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that Vatican prosecutors had launched their own probe and sought evidence from the U.S.
If the accusations pan out, the case would be a major embarrassment for the Vatican and Pope Francis, who has pledged "zero tolerance" for sexual abuse. The diplomat would be the second from the Vatican's diplomatic corps to face possible criminal charges for such crimes during Francis' papacy. And any trial in the Vatican would come as Francis' own financial czar, Cardinal George Pell, is on trial in his native Australia for alleged historic sex abuse cases.
The State Department said it had asked the Vatican to lift the official's diplomatic immunity on Aug. 21, and said the request was denied three days later. For the State Department to make such a request, its lawyers would have needed to be convinced that there was reasonable cause for criminal prosecution.
The circumstances that prompted prosecutors to make the request, however, weren't clear. The Justice Department, which would have brought any charges, didn't immediately comment, and the Vatican gave no details about what, if any, evidence had been provided to persuade it to recall the priest. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Dear God, how much scandal can Your spotless bride endure? In her human element, she has fallen into the hands of who would defile her to death.
While her enemies are legion who’ve been plotting her destruction for centuries, the fact remains that over the course of the past half-century the human element of the Catholic Church has gone from the most powerful institution in the world -- capable of influencing political elections in all four corners of the earth, forcing mighty cultural elites (such as Hollywood) to censor themselves, causing demons like Adolf Hitler to respect Vatican neutrality or face a worldwide Catholic backlash his stupid Reich couldn’t possibly handle, dictating Christocentric moral and cultural norms in nearly every society, sending armies of missionaries to build schools and hospitals and havens for the soul in far-flung precincts barely on the map. The Catholic Church has gone from that to a ghastly shadow of her former self, pathetically recalling her missionaries, closing her schools, shuttering her churches, and in her delusional state, even raping her own children while begging her secularist jailors for the freedom to breathe the air they control, ever since the signing of the Treaty of Vatican II.
Her priesthood is as decried for homosexuality and child abuse today as it was celebrated for chastity and education yesterday
Her liturgy is a "trivialized" (to use Pope Benedict's word) veritable talent show for wannabe actors and failed pop stars, while the new theology it supports is crayons and finger painting compared to what it was.
Where Aquinas and Augustine once nobly defended her colors, Father James Martin and Blaze Cupich now use them for sanitary tissues.
Where the majesty of her architecture once represented the very best of which man is capable, the landscape today is littered with what appear more like wayside restrooms than Catholic churches.
And all the while, our poor Church hemorrhages members by the millions into false sects, pagan cults or that grand army of worldwide atheism on the move.
It’s madness to refer to such devastation as a “new springtime”, and yet the asylum is now in the hands of the former inmates who insist on it.
When do we get to admit the obvious: that the Devil got over the wall at Vatican II, and that much of the human element of Christ’s Church today is either possessed or hopelessly insane?
St. Peter Damian, Pray for us
New from RTV...
Season 5 of The Remnant Underground kicks off with Michael Matt explaining why Christians going back to the catacombs here in 2017 is an idea with a 2000-year-old precedent.
By the way, what is a "Traditional" Catholic?
Plus, Bishop Robert Barron reviews Martin Scorsese's film, Silence, endorsed by Pope Francis and premiered at the Vatican. What Bishop Barron has to say about it is truly astonishing.
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the “Liberation” of the Latin Mass by Pope Benedict XVI, a pilgrimage and conference were held in Rome. Pope Francis was notably silent throughout.
AbcNews.com/VATICAN CITY — Sep 14, 2017, 12:27 PM ET: Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis.
Ten years after Pope Benedict XVI passed a law allowing greater use of the Latin Mass, Francis seems to be doing everything possible to roll it back or simply pretend it never happened.
In recent weeks, he has affirmed with "magisterial authority" that the reforms of the 1960s allowing for Mass to be celebrated in the vernacular rather than Latin were "irreversible." Last week he gave local bishops conferences authority to oversee those translations, rather than the Vatican.
The moves underscored that the age-old liturgy wars in the Catholic Church are very much alive and provide a microcosm view of the battle lines that have been drawn between conservative, traditionalist Catholics and Francis ever since he declined to wear the traditional, ermine-trimmed red mozzetta cape for his first public appearance as pontiff in 2013.
The indifference seems reciprocal.
At a conference Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Benedict's decree liberalizing use of the Latin Mass, the meeting organizer, the Rev. Vincenzo Nuara, didn't even mention Francis in his opening remarks. The current pope was mentioned in passing by the second speaker, and ignored entirely by the third.
The front-row participants honoring retired pope Benedict and his 2007 decree were also telling: Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading critic of the current pope whom Francis removed as the Vatican's supreme court judge in 2014; Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, recently axed by Francis as the Vatican's doctrine chief, and Cardinal Robert Sarah, appointed by Francis as head of the Vatican's liturgy office but effectively sidelined by his deputy.
…Francis' new law is a "pretty clear course correction from Pope Benedict's line," said the Rev. Anthony Ruff, associate professor of theology at St. John's University in Minnesota and moderator of the progressive liturgical blog, Pray Tell.
Despite the sense of belonging to a previous era, the conference was nevertheless upbeat about the future of the Latin Mass even under a pope who has openly questioned why any young person would seek out the old rite and disparaged traditionalists as rigid and insecure navel-gazers. READ MORE pilgrimage and conference
REMNANT COMMENT: No surprise here, of course. Although, in fairness, I remember attending these SP pilgrimages when Pope Benedict was still at the helm, and he too was always conspicuous by his absence, though in those days there was at least a greeting. This year, only deafening papal silence to mark ten years of the history-changing moto proprio.
Francis, it must be said, has bigger and better things to do. Right now he's trying to reduce the number of priests working at the Vatican, for example, in order to load up on laypeople, especially women.
He's also keen on reducing the number of Italians at the Vatican, God knows why (Rome's in Italy, Holiness, remember?)
Pope Francis has got a lot of big plans to permanently decentralize the Church, get rid of whatever Latin is still being used, and bring diversity to the Vatican, according to Rome Reports:
Note the Pope's hand gestures (minute 0:59) as he enters the room filled with prelates at the end of the video. Very telling. Someone needs to inform His Holiness: “They're not standing up for you, Holiness; they're standing out of respect for your august office.” Does this man know the difference?
On the other hand, I'm left with the distinct impression that if his subordinates had not risen at his entrance, Francis would have been the first to read them the riot act. It's the "Oh, no, no. Please. I'm humble" moment that this pope seems to really enjoy.
By the way, we take some heat for calling Pope Francis the "Holy Father" here on this web site. As Francis demonstrably gesticulates to have everyone sit down in his humble presence, I hope visitors will understand why we insist on that. It is the Holy See, it is the Holy Father, it is the Holy Church. And we will NEVER join Francis in denigrating and downgrading the office of the Papacy. He is the Holy Father, whether he likes it or not.
The Pope of Dialogue has thus far slammed the bronze doors of St. Peter’s on any dialogue on the issue of global warming. (Many Catholics argue that everything else is up for dialogue with this Pope, though).
Despite his incessant rantings about the need to dialogue, climate change is off limits. In the words of his global warming maestro, Bishop Sanchez Sorondo, climate change is elevated to “magisterium,” deserving of an apostolic exhortation and papal endorsement of the globalists’ precious Paris Climate Treaty. Francis joined the globalist cop-out chorus of the “science is settled.” His global warming architect, Bishop Sorondo scolds the global warming doubters “saying that we need to rely on coal and oil is like saying that the earth is not round. It is an absurdity dictated by the need to make money.” Sorondo also repeats the lame classic globalist slam that the deniers are funded by the oil industry.
Wake up, there is simply no dialogue with this Vatican on any issue, not endorsed by the United Nations’ globalists and its bureaucrats.
A coalition of pro-life organizations, activists, and journalists issued a public statement today calling upon Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, and the other Catholic bishops of Massachusetts, to stop their betrayals of the pro-life movement.
In its 2004 document Catholics in Political Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops specifically prohibited Catholic institutions from giving awards, honors or platforms to political figures who support legal abortion. The coalition cited nineteen violations of this in the last three years involving Catholic prelates in the Bay State.
Among the scandals decried by the statement's signatories was Cardinal O’Malley's attendance at the 2017 Profiles in Courage Award ceremony at the Kennedy Library honoring former President Barack Obama, whose administration was sued by the Little Sisters of the Poor over the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.
Another incident criticized was the 2014 presentation by the Missionary Society of Saint James the Apostle – whose president is Cardinal O'Malley – of the Cardinal Cushing Award to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a longtime proponent of legal abortion. Walsh, the recipient of the 2016 Men of Choice Award from NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, went on to defend the public funding of Planned Parenthood, name a square in the city's South End after abortionist Kenneth Edelin, and call for Boston to become a sanctuary city for abortions, should Roe v. Wade be overturned.
Along with asking for full episcopal compliance with Catholics in Political Life, the coalition is also urging the bishops to reverse their recently imposed ban on signature gathering on church property,the timing of which will adversely impact an initiative petition drive seeking to end tax funded abortions in the Commonwealth.
The coalition characterized the bishops' behavior as a series of "repeated, ongoing and worsening scandals and betrayals, which demoralize faithful Catholics, marginalize the pro-life community, and send a message of confusion and contradiction to secular society."
Operation Rescue: Boston President William Cotter stated: "All we are asking of our prelates is that they uphold their own professed principles and abide by their own stated policies. The disconnect in the Catholic hierarchy between rhetoric and reality on the issue of abortion must come to an end."
"The bishops expose themselves to the reproach of hypocrisy when they urge Catholics to support the right to life, but then give awards and platforms to public officials who work to keep abortion legal, unrestricted and publicly funded."
"No rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when Catholic bishops and cardinals honor and extol, at public events, even in their own institutions, political figures who are opponents of the right to life, and allies of Planned Parenthood. The bishops must stop these betrayals."