Remnant Rome Report (3)
The Remnent Newspaper traveled to Rome for coverage of the Conclave.View items...
Tradition Remembered (3)
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.
Vatican Sex Abuse Summit in Rome (0)
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...
The Trial of Blessed Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac:
- Hailed by Pope Pius XII as the "most important priest in the Catholic Church."
- Beatified by Pope John Paul II
- So hated by the Nazis that they demanded Pope Pius XII remove him (Pius refused)
- Imprisoned by the Communists
- Laid down his life for those most persecuted during and after World War II
- Died of complications from his imprisonment for defending the rights of Christ the King
- Denounced Martin Luther as a "False Prophet"
- Blamed Protestantism for the “hell in which human society suffers today”
- Would not have made a very good ecumenist.
- Would have been excommunicated from the 'Church of Accompaniment'
History always balances its accounts. For years the Communists endeavored to separate Croatian Catholics from the Pope. They used all means to sever Church unity: vain pledges and threats; bribery and murder; trickery and torture.
Catholic Heroes. . . Cardinal Aloysius StepinacBy: The Remnant Newspaper
This from our friends a LifeSiteNews: "All the people in the various elements of this New World Order movement fully expected that Hillary Clinton’s election would lead to the implementation of the final stages of their plans. Under Barack Obama and the powerful influence of the European Union, UN and other elites, everything had been rapidly moving towards their gaining powers they have long sought. With that power they were set to radically transform international society, take full control of the economies of all nations, eliminate national sovereignties and impose dramatic social changes and extreme de-population measures on the world.
"The election of Donald Trump and a majority of Republicans to the Senate, Congress, governorships and other positions, have left the One-Worlders reeling. To them it has been like a giant earthquake upending their world and their evil plans. They are enraged and hysterical that their expectations of a dizzying final achievement of the total power of man as god has been smashed. That is their ultimate goal - replacing God with man - the great sin of pride of Adam." READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: The liberal left in this country is rising up in satanic rage against Donald Trump. Without wishing to be an alarmist, it seems the "deplorables" would be wise to begin talking among themselves about the very real threat of home-grown, organized terrorists being incentivized by the radical Left.
Soros and his legions are inciting violence, hatred, racism and insurrection in nearly every major city in America. Think about that for a moment--the massive civic irresponsibility we see boldly broadcast on CNN and elsewhere on millions of television screens all across America. They are fomenting a new kind of domestic terrorism that if left unchecked, will give ISIS a run for their money.
Whatever happened to the media's responsiblity to safeguard the common good? Since when does a given political agenda in a certain demographic trump law and order? This is anarchy, pure and simple.
Even the Left's attempt at humor is whipping up racial polarization. With so many dead bodies, burning cities, and out-of-control riots in the streets of America--is this SNL bit really all that funny anymore?
Homegrown terrorists are being encouraged by the liberal establishment in the universities, news agencies, cultural icons (i.e., Madonna publicly musing about blowing up the White House), even Saturday Night Live. When it stops, the hate and violence will stop. Until it stops, watch your back.
SNL and the Real Reason for the Hate Against Donald TrumpBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
The actual text of the Open Letter is as follows, in jpg format, for proof the advertisement was published in the Times of Malta, and if you visit the Veri Catholic website you can add your name to a petition HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: It goes without saying that we at The Remnant enthusiastically endorse this initiative.
MALTA NEWS: Catholics Condemn Document on Communion for Public Adulterers (Sign Petition)By: Michael J. Matt | Editor
TODAY AT RTV...
Bishop Robert Barron gives an interview to a 'married' homosexual talk show host in which His Excellency says he would not reverse the law which legalized 'gay marriage'. So, has the Church officially surrendered to the Culture of Death? Are homosexual acts still intrinsically disordered? Sinful?
Has even the Catechism of the Catholic Church become too 'rad trad' for the Pope's new bishops? What about Pope John Paul's teaching on the Catholic obligation to oppose even 'settled law' when it comes to 'gay marriage'? I guess Pope John Paul's not so great anymore?
WHO'S HE TO JUDGE? Bishop Barron & the Church of Accompaniment FeaturedBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and his wife, praying in the White House alongside President Trump, his family, staff members, and Father Paul Scalia, son of the late Justice, who offers the Latin Mass.
(Time for another Soros-sponsored 'spontaneous' protest, PRONTO!)
The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to fill the “Scalia seat” on the Supreme Court has already received its existential verification as a victory for what passes for judicial conservatism in America: the loony Left, already on the verge of declaring civil war, is now writhing and moaning in a collective fit of apoplexy.
Trump's Judge: Neil Gorsuch is no SouterBy: Christopher A. Ferrara
Bergoglio confers with a chief co-conspirator
Purely from the standpoint of ecclesiastical history, the Bergoglian pontificate is a fascinating anomaly. Never before has the Church witnessed a Pope fanatically devoted to the overthrow in practice of universally applicable, exceptionless negative precepts of the natural moral law, beginning with Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.
The Heresy of “Discernment”By: Christopher A. Ferrara
Kellyanne Conway brings down the house with: "I'm a wife, a mother, a Catholic, senior adviser to the President of the United States -- and I'm pro-life."
So, it doesn't matter that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States?
The March for Life: A New Day in AmericaBy: Michael J. Matt | Editor
New From RTV...
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly's Sign of the Cross.
Madonna, Ashley Judd, Julianne Moore have weird anti-Trump meltdowns and even make violent threats on the Mall last weekend. Michael compares that to the Catholic advisers and secretaries with whom Trump is now surrounding himself. Questions: Does the Far-left have reason to panic?
SEX & ABORTION, STUPID! (Trump Exposes Radical Left) FeaturedBy: The Remnant Newspaper
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A Remnant Book Review
Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to publish the following review of the excellent new book by Dr. Christian Washburn. Many thanks to Dr. Malloy (whose website is www.theologicalflint.com) for sending us his excellent review of a book we heartily recommend. MJM
This collection of essays from one of the greatest American theologians, Msgr. Joseph C. Fenton, makes an urgent and marvelous contribution to the renewal of Catholic theology today. The hermeneutic of rupture has been utterly disastrous in just about every field of theology. Modernists have succeeded in putting bushels over the lights of so many life-giving dogmas, that the darkness draws its heavy curtain over the minds of the young, not knowing better because ignorant of Tradition. These dogmas indeed give life and light: They are clarity in the darkness of confusion, water in the desert of ignorance, sustenance on our weary journey. Because of the triumphalism of the modernists, the needed renewal urged by the Second Vatican Council has been derailed. The renewal must be pursued once again.
The thoughtful, balanced, orthodox, and acute analysis of Msgr. Fenton serves as a prime example of the kind of renewal that was and remains desirable, one in organic continuity with the great Tradition, one committed to the unchanging dogmas of the Church, one that is open to new insights and corrections in matters that theologians legitimately dispute. Fenton is also clearly a man of prayer, a theologian on his knees yet one who truly practices the rigorous scientific discipline of dogmatic theology. (Let not “theology on the knees” be used as excuse for woeful heresies, dressed in fanciful and mythical rhetoric. The theological poets have gotten away with heresy because of the ‘beautiful’ way their works seem to read. But what is false is not beautiful but a sham mockery of truth.) This collection of Fenton’s essays is absolutely essential reading for any serious student of ecclesiology. It will serve as a corrective to the countless misbegotten attempts at renewal, all of which suffer from an unwillingness to embrace all the unchanging dogmas of faith. It will also invite a return to that thoughtfulness and nuance which in fact informed pre-conciliar theology, a thoughtfulness open to legitimate development.
Fenton also exhibits the knack of getting to the real heart of the matter. For instance, he laments that too often ecclesiologists present the chief difference between the Catholic Church and other churches and ecclesial communities simply in the fact that the former alone has the “fullness of truth” whereas the latter have only a “portion,” even if a large one, of that truth. Such a difference does exist. Only in the Catholic Church is found, and can ever be found, the “fullness of the truth”. Indeed, so disastrous is the current state of ecclesiology, that many never even mention this difference, binding others to their own blindness (wittingly or no, it matters not, as far as the common good of the Church goes).
Back to Fenton. He rightly stresses that this difference—fullness of saving truth in the Catholic Church alone vs. partial appreciation of saving truth in other communities—is derivative of a much more fundamental difference, namely, that Christ dwells, as in his One Mystical Body, in the Catholic Church alone, not in any other church. That is, the Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church is the Only True Church founded by Jesus Christ; no others are this Church. Anyone familiar with post-conciliar theology will recognize that such an insight is almost completely passed over in silence, inevitably distorting the true portrait of the landscape that the theologian has the duty to depict if a true ecumenism is ever to achieve genuine union. Why? True ecumenism aims at the union of all ecclesial bodies in the One True Church. True ecumenism aims at the incorporation into the Catholic Church of any community claiming to be a Christian church. (In a recent essay in the Josephinum, I argue this point out among others.)
I would note also that Fenton’s weaving of Scriptural data in his dogmatic (aka, “systematic”) approach to ecclesiology provides a wonderful model that can be discipled. Due to the excesses of historical criticism, recently revived scholastic practices of theology can tend to shy away from an appropriation of Scriptural data. This is a problem. Fenton, by contrast, reads the Scriptures responsibly, in a manner both reasonable and also indebted to the eyes of faith. Thus, he enables one to appreciate the mystery of the Church in unexpected and edifying ways. For instance, he draws an analogy between the way our Lord is present to the Church today from the very incarnate way He was present to a band of men two millennia ago. This marvelous comparison can be contemplated with perusal of attention and yield considerable fruit. It is neither inimical to nor indebted to historical critical approaches; it transcends them. Indeed, it already anticipates the call of the Second Vatican Council to render Scripture the “soul” of theology. (Again, let not that call be considered a call to make historical criticism the soul of theology. That would be a monstrous misreading.)
Washburn’s presentation of Fenton makes one want to read not only the essays in this volume but Fenton’s other essays and books as well. It is splendid.