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The Remnent Newspaper traveled to Rome for coverage of the Conclave.

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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.

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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:

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Behold the monsters we’ve become.

This is what the civilized 'age of enlightenment' looks like?


So when do we apologize to pagan Rome for regarding its final days as the most decadent in history, when ours are so much worse?

When do we admit that we’re just as sick and twisted as any Nazi eugenicist, the account of whose perversity once terrorized our society? Now, we are worse than Nazis.

Given what America has become—in which the words “perversion” and “evil” and “innocence” have lost their meaning completely—won’t God soon need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah?

Scientist Gerhard Domagk said, "Whatever contributes to the preservation of life is good; all that destroys life is evil”—unless, that is, we’re talking about Planned Parenthood doctors, folks who laugh as they tear babies apart, sell the little bloody body parts, and then get paid for the “good work they do” by every single one of us.

God forgive us for the demonic lunatics we’ve become.

Ballad to Our Lady of Tears

A prayer for the unborn 

by Therese Ickinger
(Reprinted from The Remnant, 1976)

O Mary, Mother of all men
Remember how one day
You rocked a little Boy to sleep
In a cradle filled with hay.

Remember how you held Him,
The long and weary night,
You fled from Herod’s soldiers
In Egypt’s dismal flight.

How the lonely stars looked down.
How the night was long;
With hoof beats in the distance
But in your heart a song.

You trod the darkness round you
You warmed the sands so cold
You lulled the winds to whispers
And turned the tears to gold.

When God was very little
And Life was very new,
With death a lurking shadow
He chose to cling to you.

He chose not Heaven’s legions,

Nor Michael’s sword of flame,
To shield Him in the darkness;
He chose your tender name.

Your tender arms to hold Him,
Your tender eyes so deep
Your tender voice to comfort
And sing His soul to sleep.

Look down again in pity
O Mother of Our Lord
Upon a world where children still 
Must flee from Herod’s sword.

Where Moloch claims his victims still
And still the price is paid
Where lust is crowned and love is drowned
And death a grim charade.

Where little ones are torn apart
Or burned with hateful brine
Where murder in a velvet coat
Is a social valentine.

These little hands, these little feet,
These little eyes and ears,
O Mother, see their misery 
Baptize them in your tears.

They have never known the sunshine
Nor felt the cool of rain
Their heritage is horror
Their first caress is pain.

They were the breath of springtime.
The promise April gave,
Til winter’s vultures ravished-
Their cradle is their grave.

And now before the Father
Some ask: whose can these be?
Please wrap your arms around them,
Say: these belong to me.

For love of Him who was little too,
Who traded Heaven to be with you,
Take these children torn apart
To the playground of your heart.

Bruised and swollen, crucified
On the cross of human pride;
May their bodies perfect rise,
Take their souls to paradise.

Let them not for want of grace
Linger in a darkened place.
Ask your Son to give them joy,
He was once a little Boy.

Now and at the hour of death,
May they feel your gentle breath;
Tuck them in a bed of white,
O Mother, sing to them tonight!


Pope Francis blessed by Patriarch Bartholemew

Editor’s Note: Now that I have your attention, please take a few moments to read the following “Letter to the Eastern Clergy on the Reunion of the Churches,” by Pope St. Pius X. I discovered it in an old file of my father’s, and I don’t believe it’s available anywhere else on the Internet. The year was 1910 and this, Dear Friends, is how Catholic popes used to speak…a long, long time ago in a Church far, far away. MJM

Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction,

It would be hard to say how much has been done by holy men from the closing years of the ninth century, when the nations of the East began to be snatched from the unity of the Catholic Church, in order that our separated brethren might be restored to her bosom. Beyond all others the Supreme Pontiffs, our predecessors, in fulfillment of their duty of protecting the faith and ecclesiastical unity, left nothing undone, by fatherly dissidence which brought bitter grief to the West, but to the East gave loss. The witnesses of this, to mention but a few among many, are Gregory IX, Innocent IV, Clement IV, Gregory X, Eugenius IV, Gregory XIII, and Benedict XIV. (1)

According to a report in LifeSiteNews

Cardinal Raymond Burke said Friday the four dubia cardinals will "simply have to correct the situation" in "a respectful way" if Pope Francis doesn't respond to questions seeking moral clarity on Amoris Laetitia.Burke answered questions submitted by the audience after speaking at St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church as part of its distinguished speaker series. 

He was asked, "There are a lot of rumors circulating about the dubia that you and three other esteemed cardinals sent to the Holy Father about divorce, remarriage, and Communion…do you know if there will be a response to the dubia from the Holy Father or the CDF?"

"I certainly hope that there will be because these are fundamental questions that are obviously raised by the text of apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia," Burke responded. "Until these questions are answered, there continues to spread a very harmful confusion in the Church."

Part of this confusion "regards the truth that there are some acts that are always and everywhere wrong," he said. "The cardinals will continue to insist that there be a response to these honest questions." READ MORE HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Over the past few months, The Remnant has been condemning Vatican invitations to avowed pro-aborts to speak at various conferences hosted by the Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences.  According to Lifesitenews, Cardinal Burke was also asked about this scandal and would not, it would seem, disagree:

"It’s simply a scandal," said Burke. "I’m scandalized by it and I don’t see how any good Catholic wouldn’t be scandalized by that. I don’t understand it."

Let's not give up on Cardinal Burke. Fake news reports about His Eminence abandoning all efforts to convince Pope Francis to clarify and correct the exceedingly problematic paragraphs and footnotes of the post-synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia are just that -- fake news.

Let us continue to pray for Cardinal Burke and the other cardinals and bishops with whom he stands.


The Saint Benedict Center has announced that the Rev. Father Calvin Goodwin, a cleric of the Fraternity of Saint Peter, is in poor health and may die very soon. Father Goodwin suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke on Wednesday, October 12, and that he has taken a downturn after a period of some stability.  Please pray for this wonderful Catholic priest.

The Saint Benedict Center is offering an interesting YouTube video of Father Goodwin discussing his path to the traditional Latin Mass HERE


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Laetare Sunday's sermon gets right to the heart of the matter of Mass -- the sacrifice. Beginning with the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Father illustrates how this prefigures the Last Supper, the Sacrifice of Calvary and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  Then Father shows how from Luther to Bugnini the idea has been to destroy the sacrifice and wreck the Church. Father's powerful conclusion will make you want to become a saint today!
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With Michael Matt out of town this week, we're presenting excerpts from a recent episode on why we're traditional Catholics.

Topics include "Old Catholic Nuns," the "Old Catholic Confessional," the "Old Catholic Priesthood," "Meatless Fridays," "Scapulars and Mass in Latin," and the "Large Catholic Family".

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

"The heresy which is now being born will become the most dangerous of all; the exaggeration of the respect due to the Pope and the illegitimate extension of his infallibility."

These words were spoken by Fr. Henri LeFloch, Superior of the French Seminary in Rome in 1926(1).  How prophetic they have become for our day.  And what a day to endure when an Archbishop (Scicluna of Malta) has the audacity to inform the faithful that they must ask the Church to teach them the will of Christ for their lives, and then defines the "church" as the current Pope and those bishops in communion with him(2).  No Bible.  No Catechism.  No Tradition.  Certainly no Traditional Mass.  No reverence for the Lord, only a shallow reverence for the world as taught by Jorge Bergoglio and the bishops "in communion" with him.

National Catholic Register reported on the ominous Wednesday address of Justice Alito:

“A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs,” Justice Samuel Alito warned in an address on Wednesday sponsored by Advocati Christi, a New Jersey-based group of Catholic lawyers and judges.

The justice pointed to two intertwined threats to the free exercise rights of Catholics and Church-affiliated institutions: progressive sexual orthodoxies that frame orthodox Catholics as haters, and an updated version of the old anti-Catholic bigotry that spawned resistance to the election of John F. Kennedy, the first Catholic president of the United States.
Alito recalled the excitement he felt as a boy, when Kennedy was elected president and Catholics believed that they had finally earned acceptance in mainstream society.

More than half a century later, Catholics and other religious believers now face new forms of bigotry sparked by the advancement of a new agenda of sexual rights. 
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: For the past fifty years, The Remnant has been trying to wake Catholics to the horrific coming reality that if the Catholic Church--the only moral authority the world has ever known--surrenders to the zeitgeist of worldly thinking, secularism and liberalism, it would only be a matter of time before full-on persecution of Christians rises in the future.

Well, the future is now here.

Certainly, the assault on the Traditional Latin Mass was the catalyst for the Traditional Catholic counterrevolution, but there was always much more to it than that. The Modernist Revolution in the Church sought to undermine traditional Catholic moral theology as well, while demoting the Catholic Church to merely one among equal world religions. With Catholic moral theology presented as "too rigid" and in need of updating to keep pace with the modern world, the entire moral fabric of society would quickly erode to such an extent that, finally, abominations such as the murder of the unborn and the "marriage" of two men, two women, would become inevitable. 

After winning the war on the unborn, the family and even gender itself, the persecution of the few Christian "haters" who might object to the ensuing moral anarchy would become small potatoes indeed--thus Justice Alito's warning. 

But let's never forget that the Traditional Catholic counterrevolution sought to preserve much more than the Mass, but also the entire moral order by defending the system of Traditional Catholic belief of our fathers, handed down to them by their fathers--a system always and forever at war with the spirit of the age.  It's no accident that Modernist revolutionaries campaigned on the ideas of novelty, updating and aggiornamento--notions fundamentally at odds with Tradition and thus fundamentally at odds with Catholicism.

This is why the defense of the Traditional Latin Mass and the proclamation of the Social Kingship of Christ always went hand in hand.  It was all about maintaining the common good that since Calvary was based on Christ's teaching and on the teaching of His Church, wherein the individual as well as the family could realize the end for which they were created by God in the first place. Those who tried to uncrown Him knew full well that His Law and His Church were all that ever stood between civilization and anarchy, as well as lost souls of whole generations.

Did I mention that the "great" Second Vatican Council somehow forgot to mention the Social Kingship of Christ?   Indeed, the liturgical revolution in the Church was obviously waged by those who abhorred Christ the King, just as He'd been crucified by those who also rejected His Kingship. His enemies had for centuries been attempting to disrupt the moral order that was based on His Social Reign. And those who finally uncrowned Him in our own time knew this much: Change how His followers pray and you change how His followers believe. 

And guess what?  It worked!

So, you don't like Latin? You know what? Learn to like it! This isn't about liturgical preferences. This isn't about likes and dislikes. This isn't about what brainwashed modern Catholics think is liturgically rewarding to them personally. This is about truth and salvation. It's about safeguarding and preserving the old Faith. It's about saving the souls--and the lives--of our children.

So, if you really want to do something about the coming persecution of all things Christian that Justice Alito is rightly warning against-- study the Revolution in the Church, especially of the last half century-- and learn to become a Traditional Catholic. In other words, become Catholic again. 

Viva Cristo Rey!


Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio reached a frightening conclusion in a recent interview with Edward Pentin.  Father Gerald Murray summarizes:

Ready for some casuistry? Should the Catholic Church allow a man and a woman to receive the sacraments in the following case? A woman living with a married but divorced man tells him that she no longer wants to live in sin; the man threatens to kill himself, and she, following her confessor’s advice, stays with him?

In an interview with Edward Pentin, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio offers this example and says: yes. He refers to his recent book on Chapter 8 of AmorisLaetitia in which he speaks of this case:

“Think of a woman who lives with a married man. She has three little children. She has already been with this man for ten years. Now the children think of her as a mother. He, the partner, is very much anchored to this woman, as a lover, as a woman. If this woman were to say: “I am leaving this mistaken union because I want to correct my life, but if I did this, I would harm the children and the partner,” then she might say: “I would like to, but I cannot.” In precisely these cases, based on one’s intention to change and the impossibility of changing, I can give that person the sacraments, in the expectation that the situation is definitively clarified.”

What’s the harm to the partner in her departure? “But how can she leave the union? He [her civilly married spouse] will kill himself. The children, who will take care of them? They will be without a mother. Therefore, she has to stay there.”

He even states that the woman who desires to end the adulterous relationship would be guilty of killing her partner by leaving: “But if someone says: ‘I want to change, but in this moment I cannot, because if I do it, I will kill people,’ I can say to them, ‘Stop there. When you can, I will give you absolution and Communion.’”

[But this union is a situation of sin, remarked Pentin.

“Yes, however …”

 Isn’t it better to try to stop the situation of sin completely?

“How can you stop the whole thing if that will harm people? It is important that this person doesn’t want to be in this union, wants to leave this union, wants to leave, but cannot do it. There are two things to put together: I want to, but I cannot. And I cannot — not for my own sake, but for the sake of other people. I cannot for the sake of other people.

If the two can live together as brother and sister, that’s great. But if they cannot because this would break up the union, which ought to be conserved for the good of these people, then they manage as best they can. Do you see? That’s it.”]

The argument posed here is a quintessential “hard case” being used to establish a premise in favor of treating publicly-known adultery as no longer an obstacle to the lawful reception of Holy Communion. But this premise sanctions emotionally manipulative coercion and victimizes the woman further by treating her desire to live a virtuous life as the cause of harm to another. Read the rest HERE  

REMNANT COMMENT: So, if a hitman truly wishes to leave the mafia---wants to stop killing innocent people and everything---but would, of course, become a "mark" himself (as would his wife and children) were he to announce his intentions to go clean, is it okay for him to stay on in the mob, continue to kill people AND receive Holy Communion?

Is Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio prepared to greenlight all wise guys who want to receive the Sacraments?  After all, their situation is really, really hard.  Or maybe the Vatican  is not going to remove all ten of the Commandments, but just the Sixth and the Ninth? 

Otherwise, where is this going to stop?  

An abortionist may well face heavy consequences (even homelessness) if he were to quit stabbing babies to death Monday through Friday, right? His wife might even leave him…might commit suicide once she realizes her husband wants to go over to the dark side. So can he keep trotting up to the rail every Sunday?

How about the guy tasked with gassing undesirables in concentration camps? He’s a goner for sure if he suddenly becomes a conscientious objector. He's in a pickle, right? He'll die if he stops the killing.  So in the meantime, is it okay for him to receive Communion, too?

If not, why not?

Inquiring minds want to know just how far the Vatican plans to go with this ALS (Amoris Laetitia Syndrome).


Remnant Editor’s Note: Father Patrick de la Rocque, SSPX, is the Parish Priest of the Society of St. Pius X’s largest church in Paris, the famous Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet. He was also one of the four theologians on the SSPX side during the doctrinal discussions under Pope Benedict. As part of our ongoing discussion of both the pros and the cons of a possible SSPX regularization, Father de la Rocque raises an interesting argument in favor of exercising extreme caution. This article appeared in the March 2017 edition of Le Chardonnet, the parish bulletin of Saint Nicolas du Chardonnet, Paris, and was posted on the SPPX French District website La Porte Latine. We’re grateful to our friend and important European ally for this exclusive Remnant translation, and would once again ask for prayers on his behalf. MJM 

On the 4th February last, the area around the Vatican woke up to find itself covered with posters calling out to the Pope: “Eh, Francis! You have commissioned Congregations, dismissed priests, decapitated the Order of Malta and the Franciscans of the Immaculate, you have ignored Cardinals… But where is your mercy?”