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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USA Today reports that at least 14 priests and other afiliates of the Catholic Church, formerly and currently stationed on the island of Guam, are being accused of sexually molesting nearly 100 children. The accusations span the years of 1955 through 1994:
...Archbishop Anthony Apuron, 13 Guam priests and others, including a Catholic schoolteacher, a Catholic school janitor and a Boy Scout leader, are alleged to be sexual predators. Guam's Archdiocese of Agana is a defendant in 96 lawsuits. The complaints detail alleged attacks from 1955 through 1994 and claim some religious leaders knew of the exploitation and ignored it. One retired priest, who admitted in an affidavit that he sexually abused 20 or more boys, still receives a monthly stipend from the archdiocese. The accusations also ensnare the Boy Scouts of America, where that priest also served as a scoutmaster. The scouting group is named as a co-defendant in 52 lawsuits...
...In June 2016, Pope Francis suspended Apuron, who has since been accused in four lawsuits of sexually abusing four altar boys in the 1970s. The Vatican is now trying him in a secret procedure that could lead to him being dismissed from the clergy, also known as being laicized. Apuron is among the highest-ranking church officials to be tried by the Vatican for sexual wrongdoings.
Apuron has denied the abuse charges via statements on video and through written statements issued by the archdiocese. His attorney has filed motions to dismiss lawsuits against him. Apuron’s Vatican trial is “very, very rare, and the reason it’s rare is because the Vatican or the popes have protected the bishops,” says Dominican priest Tom Doyle, a specialist in canon, or church, law who advocates for abuse victims. “They consider them to be the most important part of the church, so they protect them, no matter what they’ve done." Read the report in its entirety HERE, but be forewarned that it contains graphic details.
REMNANT COMMENT: Okay, so it just keeps coming—the conciliarist sewage. We'll have to wait and see who's guilty and who's not, of course, but either way, Holy Mother Church ends up with another black eye.
Isn't this New Springtime of Vatican II awesome! I mean, really, it’s just working out so well.
I know, we just need to look at that date, our Neo-Catholics friends will rush to point out. Why it says 1955--a whopping ten years before the close of Vatican II. So we surely can't blame this one on the New Orientation of the Church of Vatican II. No, sir! This is just the way it always was, and it has nothing to do with homosexual recruitment in the seminaries (which was all the rage in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s). It has nothing to do with the New Mass--a thoroughly emasculated liturgy that depends on thoroughly emasculated men to really give it its liturgical WOW factor.
And this ongoing destruction of the Catholic priesthood, which this story highlights once again—certainly has nothing to do with the fact that they ripped out the Communion rails, filled the sanctuaries (sorry, gathering space) with poofters, women and kids, and knocked out the old confessionals (so now Father gets to get real cozy with the penitents). Oh, sure, the sacrality of the priesthood was dramatically minimized and the "priesthood of the laity" maximized—but this is much better than it was in those old dark ages when priests ascended steps to the altar and led their flocks in the worship of Almighty God.
YUCK! Where’s the active participation in THAT! That’s no fun at all! What about me?!
Nope! There's no connection between all that and the massive scandals in the priesthood. None whatsoever! And anyway, the Neo-Catholics like the Mass the way they remember it, way back when the Brady Bunch was still on TV. In fact, they like the Mass to look and feel very much like the Brady Bunch--happy, sappy and clappy! They like Father Bob to be approachable (something like Mike Brady, come to think of it). They like to participate---and they like to watch others participate--you know, with guitars and dancing and all that.
The last thing they want is to go back to a sacred and separated priesthood according the Order of Melchizedek, the holy of holies sanctuaries, Latin Masses, priests facing God (rather than the people) as had been done for more than a thousand years. No, not for them. All this new & improved Protestant-styled liturgy is just part of the Church’s grand and glorious evolution to bigger and better things. And as all this rockin' and rollin' evolving goes on, we Catholics need to pray and obey and just ignore the fact that the human element of the Church is falling down all around us, that homosexuals are invading not only the priesthood but now the episcopacy itself, and that kids are being molested by priests and whatever butch nuns are still driving around in those cool litlte Priuses of theirs.
Sure, most Catholics don't even bother going to Mass anymore (do you blame them?) and the Catholic Church has all the moral authority of the Mikey Mouse Club---but we're getting accompanied now, we got mercy---and, besides, the Church was always in crisis. And all we need now is just a little more time to unpack the Theology of the Body Bags and we’ll be good to go.
It's all good. Why? Because the Neo-Catholics say it is! And to suggest otherwise would only mean the Traditionalists were right all along….and we can’t have that! No, everything is awesome!
I know, my bad, I’m sorry-- my tone.... it’s just too darn harsh. And I feel just terrible about that. Really I do!
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Remnant Editor Michael J. Matt takes us on a scooter ride into our Catholic past. This video provides a glimpse into what Catholic life in a Catholic country would have been like, as we visit little mountain villages and churches high up in the Alps of Northern Italy. Come along for the ride, and let’s see what we lost and what must be restored again.
The bottom line is that the invited speakers at this conference include various climate alarmists who zealously preach the pretext of man-made climate change to justify their agenda of population control (including birth control and abortion) which must be carried out by global governance in order to save the planet.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has handed down a landmark judgment under article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights – prohibition of discrimination – in an application involving public appointments brought by the Grand Orient of Italy.
The decision was taken by six votes to one. Under Article 41 of the Convention, the court held, unanimously, that the finding of a violation constituted sufficient just satisfaction for non-pecuniary damage.
They awarded the Grand Orient of Italy 5,000 euros (£3,400) costs and expenses.
...Regarding whether there was an objective and reasonable justification for such a difference, the court reiterated that it had already held that the prohibition on nominating Freemasons to public office, introduced to ‘reassure’ the public at a time when there had been controversy surrounding their role in the life of the country, had pursued the legitimate aims of protecting national security and preventing disorder. The court considered those requirements remained valid… READ MORE HERE
Philadelphia’s Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph and St. Anne, at 66th Avenue and Old York Road, celebrated the 115th anniversary of its foundation with a Solemn High Mass on the evening of Wednesday, July 26. The Carmel, which was established by nuns from the Boston Carmel and originally located at 18th and Poplar Streets then at 44th and Spruce Streets, has been at its current monastery since 1910, according to the Prioress, who in keeping with the Carmelite charism does not wish to be named. The nuns themselves were an unseen presence at the Mass because of their rules of strict enclosure. They only receive visitors from behind a screen.
The Mass was really a double celebration. The Philadelphia Carmel, which was down to three active members, marked the arrival on July 25 of 10 new members drawn from thriving Carmels in Valparaiso, Nebraska in the Lincoln Diocese, and Elysburg, Pa. in the Diocese of Harrisburg, which was itself established by nuns from Valparaiso
The new arrivals “are all in their 20s and 30s and they are all devout, intelligent and talented, and many were home-schooled,” the Prioress said. “They want an authentic Carmelite vocation. We will have a solemn profession for several of them in January and one is still a novice.
The Mass was celebrated in the monastery’s beautiful chapel which was designed by Maginnis and Walsh, the Boston architects that later designed the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. The celebrant was the monastery’s new chaplain, Father Scott W. Allen, F.S.S.P. (Fraternal Society of St. Peter). READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: One wonders just how much additional evidence needs to be exhibited before mainstream Catholics finally begin to accept the fact that the future of the Catholic Church depends on a complete restoration of her traditional belief, liturgy and practice. As the number of practicing Catholics since 1965 (the close of the Second Vatican Council) continues to plummet to record lows, an unprecedented priest shortage forces church closings by the thousands, and religious vocations are fast becoming a thing of the past—it should be pretty clear even to the most intellectually sluggish among us that something has gone terribly wrong, and that that something has everything to do with the Church’s abandonment of Tradition and subsequent preoccupation with novelty. This becomes even more abundantly obvious when considering the statistical evidence of high numbers of vocations to the priestly and religious life still taking place in traditionalist enclaves, monasteries and seminaries. Could the handwriting on the wall be any more obvious?
The ecclesiastical hippies had their day; their rainbow vestments and felt banners have become moth-eaten and dingy. Traditional Catholicism, on the other hand, is a youth movement—it is the future. The Revolution is entering its dotage. Ad maiorem Dei gloriam.
According to CBN.com, the Trump White cabinet is also one of the most Bible-believing in history:
"A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God's Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They've been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don't mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible."
REMNANT COMMENT: We're not attempting to make a religious comparison study here. Evangelicals are Evangelicals, and their theology is deeply flawed. But this report prompts two questions:
1) As the Catholic Church engages in full retreat from political life, based on ecumenical sensitivity that borders on self-loathing, why is it that our Protestant counterparts are publicly embracing Christ in political life more boldly all the time? Why is it okay for Protestant movers and shakers inside the Beltway to talk about Christ (even outdoors, where somebody might overhear them!) and yet when Pope Francis went to D.C. to address a Joint Session of Congress he never mentioned Christ's Name once, not even in passing?
2) Theological differences aside, could this high concentration of Bible-believing Christians in the White House be one reason why Hell's demons seem to be in full-on attack mode, enlisting the services of leaking and lying traitors from the West Wing to the North Lawn to deep within the bowels of the U.S. Capitol Building to shut these people down? It could be, and whether Trump realizes it or not, he's certainly up against Principalities and Powers, hell-bent on establishing the Kingdom of Antichrist on earth (sometimes called the New World Order).
Interesting times. Too bad the new and improved Catholic Church Of Accompaniment has taken a detour into La La Land.
George Soros with his pal, the infamous abortionist and friend of Pope Francis, Emma Bonino, at the "In The Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner 2015"
With the breaking of the news into the English language media-sphere the other day, some thoughts converged, into the form of a question: Why would anyone expect Emma “La Bicicletta” Bonino not to be invited to speak at a Catholic Church in Italy? Catholic editorialists are furious that Bonino was invited to speak at the church of San Defendente in Ronco di Cossato, on July 26, 2017, “World Refugee Day”. But there is an underlying tone of defeated routine in their protestations, as though they are objecting out of a dogged sense of a duty to fulfill rather than any real outrage; let alone shock.
Joseph Tobin Pumping iron and welcoming “gay couples” to his cathedral
A Bergoglian cardinal for the new Gay Church
As I have noted on these pages more than once, the essential novelty of the Bergoglian pontificate, even in the midst of the turbulent sea of novelty that is the post-conciliar epoch, is its carefully planned and relentlessly executed assault on the Sixth Commandment under the guise of “accompanying and “integrating” public sinners involved in “second marriages” and other “irregular unions” through a vague process of “discernment” of their “concrete situations.” In other words, a form of situation ethics in matters sexual. This development is simply apocalyptic. There is no other word for what we are witnessing.
Editor’s Introduction: The following article was written by longtime Remnant columnist, Solange Hertz (RIP). Though the article first appeared back in July of 1972, there can be no doubt, given the collapse of Catholic schools (and the subsequent explosion of home schools) and the general assault on Christian family life, that this article is more timely today than ever. In fact, it provides some of the best arguments to date in favor of Catholic counterrevolution by means of the total restoration of Catholic family life (including home education). But, don’t take our word for it. Read on and take that of one of the most prescient Catholic writers of the last half century—Solange Hertz. MJM
"Any parent tempted to think his home is his idea, to do with as he pleases, heads a house of slavery."
- Solange Hertz -
Many years ago, squarely facing our ignorant brood and the inescapable fact that somebody had to teach them the truths of the Faith, I began looking around for tools. Among my youthful wild oats was a degree in Education which led me to believe I would need, at the very least, a blackboard.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump wrote in a series of Twitter posts.
"Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail," the Republican president wrote.
The Pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military last year under Democratic President Barack Obama's administration. It was expected to start allowing transgender people to begin enlisting this year, provided they had been "stable" in their preferred gender for 18 months.
Last month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis approved a six-month delay in allowing transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces.
The delay alarmed transgender advocates. READ MORE HERE
REMNANT COMMENT: Good morning, Catholic Never-Trumpers. Question for you: Are you still convinced that it made absolutely no difference whatsoever where true conservatism and morality are concerned that Mr. Trump beat Mrs. Clinton in the 2016 presidential election?